Wheel of the Year: Samhain — About the Jez of It (Reblog)

31 Oct – 1 Nov Samhain, ‘Halloween,’ or All Hallows is a festival of death that occurs at the end of the Celtic agricultural cycle. It is also the Celtic New Year…

Wheel of the Year: Samhain — About the Jez of It

*Samhain festival and ‘Celtic’.

The Great Descent Towards Samhain — Bealtaine Cottage, Ireland (Reblog)

Enjoy the following audio file… A reading from my latest book, “Walking Between Worlds”… Link to the Bealtaine Cottage Bookstore: https://bealtainecottage.com/bealtaine-cottage-bookstore/ Bealtaine Cottage books are available only from this website. The days of long shadows are with us once more. Evening descends more quickly, as the light disappears into the western skies. We have passed […]

The Great Descent Towards Samhain — Bealtaine Cottage, Ireland

*Samhain festival

Haiku: ‘Perspectives on Rain’

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Rain seals the darkness
Roosting birds watch silently
Humans mourn the day

Copyright Francis Barker 2020

Malefic Times — Bending Backward (Reblog)

From the 23rd to 26th, helio Mercury traverses the Uranus, Earth, and Mars conjunction that is t-squaring Ven and Ju/Sat/Pl. The geo Mer direct station on the USA election bodes poorly, in a sharp t-square to JSPL, ruling a moon afflicted by a Nep sq. Note Nep at Bendings, also. Ur-Sun and Ven-Mars oppositions too, […]

Malefic Times — Bending Backward

Snatch

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A consumed moon’s meagre light;
I pause, mourning this grey life.
Let me look at you —
ear lobes like pearls from tissue,
the emollient pallor of your royal flesh.
My finger probes your lips
as an owl hoots its presence:
I imagine your soul,
the skulls of saints

Copyright Francis Barker 2020

dVerse Poetics: The charms of Samuel Greenberg

Haiku: ‘Blue Mondays’

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Monday hits me hard
The start of a nothing week
Emptiness inside

Copyright Francis Barker 2020

Haiku: ‘Autumn Onset’

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Cold and stultified
Dank views from a smeared window
Overthinking hurts

Copyright Francis Barker 2020

The Traditional Model of the Cosmos, Part VI: What About the Outer Planets? — The Wisdom of Our Grandmothers (Reblog)

This is the final installment in the series about the Traditional Model of the Cosmos in which I discuss my ideas about the Outer Planets. For more information about my thoughts on the Outer Planets, see: The Outer Planets – A Theory The Outer Planets: the Pseudomythos of “Higher Octaves” and “Transcendence” Pluto: Its Discovery, […]

The Traditional Model of the Cosmos, Part VI: What About the Outer Planets? — The Wisdom of Our Grandmothers

Tanka: ‘Dark Times’

Copyright Francis Barker 2020

‘The Silence’ — a poem

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The gentle rush of rain
breaks the silence,
soon joined by the cat lapping —
unseen.
Then both are gone;
I watch the miles thick cloud
parading overhead,
dark autumn leviathans
shunting in from the west. Yes,
sometimes the silence gets to me,
it isn’t what I crave.
A silent mind is creative, some say,
then how is darkness a friend?

Copyright Francis Barker 2020a creator fond of poetry

Haiku: See For Yourself

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Haiku copyright Francis Barker 2020