The Jupiter Saturn Conjunction – the start of a New Age? — Jessica Davidson (Reblog)

Last time we explored some of the history of this cycle and looked at what happens when the conjunctions shift from earth into air. Earth cycles are about consolidating power and resources to increase material security. When these eras end, those power bases tend to fall apart, often at the hands of barbarian hordes who […]

The Jupiter Saturn Conjunction – the start of a New Age? — Jessica Davidson

Life of Noir 2020

Photo by Nick Bondarev on Pexels.com

I am tired of this life
of noir

the greyness of sealskin
pulled taught over my face

this indoor sterility staring
through smeared glass

So go on, batter me flat
O wind and rain

I’ll live out visceral dreams
before plagues of locusts

blot out this pretending sky

Copyright Francis Barker 2020

Haibun: ‘Washing Day’

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I hang out the washing,
impatiently pegging
to save time.
Then I sit, fritter and daydream,
watching the wind toss the duvet
of my sleepless night,
pillow cases bellow in panic attack,
before the sudden lashing rain
insists I scamper outside.

Elements changing
Thrashing meandering thoughts
Nature’s clue unsaid

Copyright Francis Barker 2020

2020 Virgo Ingress of the Sun — The Classical Astrologer (Reblog)

I rarely post on ingress charts other than the four cardinal Ingresses – the solstice and equinox events. Bot this is no ordinary year, by anyone’s standards and I’m there for watching the unfolding patterns that precede the Great Conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter in Aquarius, an event that will have repercussions not only until […]

2020 Virgo Ingress of the Sun — The Classical Astrologer

Poem: The Painter

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Climbing the dune,
wind heavy in our faces.
We squint (or do we smile?),
our laughs and quips
diffuse in the air.

Young legs carry you
ahead to the summit,
where tufts of green cling
to an existence. Then you’re
a sudden lithe silhouette

against a racing sky.
I revel in your victory;
your gentle hand hauls me
up close to ocean eyes,
an elfin smile, teeth

pristine like breakers
on the distant, crashing
shore, that white noise
filling our ears.
To look into you

is to look as men
have done for centuries.
Unchanging heart,
you’re the pearl left
nestling in filth.

So take a look –
can anyone steal time?
An hour here or there,
we leave our footprints,
no foothold anywhere.

I am the painter of this shore –
you are the model.
Again and again,
we return to wrestle
in familiar hues;

deep alizarin crimson,
yellow ochre, phthalo blue,
making it real. Stay in this
moment, we bless and bless.
It has to be you.

copyright Leofwine Tanner 2019 and 2011

Poem ‘What Goes Around’

What Goes Around

At last I can leave
the window ajar
to sense those languid
sounds of the street

like life itself returning
from some distant place
a world woken up
by a warm gentle kiss

Promise too in the bee’s
tender tap on my window
busy on beatnik rounds –
I am wishing him luck

on a maverick wind
in the cool melodious rain

poem and image © copyright David Francis Barker 2011
*First published in Shot Glass Journal in 2011