Haiku #21

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Out of morning mist
through the tall, bare avenue
the sun’s disc appears

Copyright Francis 2021

For Brigid

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Brigid, we parted one February,
an ending for us as the swelling of spring began.
Your name was not Brigid;
the Irvines were lowland Scots, after all,
but you resembled that Irish princess
with the auburn hair, the green eyes,
that cover of the paperback you had lent me
which had entranced me so.
What is it about chemistry?
Or is it music, the way cello and violin
complement one another?
Does the body reflect the soul,
or is flesh mere pretense to mask the true intention?
Things are clearer now —
weren’t we in love with love?
So much easier to bear than with each other,
where loss, pain and misery are set off,
the ticking time bomb of this duality.
And I didn’t say… but I saw you the other day,
older, wiser, a family of your own
but with the same look in your eyes,
so green.
Brigid, though decades now separate us,
I am glad of our anonymity,
the memory of what love might be.

Copyright Francis 2021

***Written for Earth Weal Weekly Challenge regarding Imbolc.

Simple Samhain Celebrations & Rituals — Magick & Alchemy (Reblog)

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Simple Samhain Celebrations & Rituals — Magick & Alchemy

*A book about Samhain.

Home Blessing Ritual for Samhain Season — Tess Whitehurst (Reblog)

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Home Blessing Ritual for Samhain Season — Tess Whitehurst

*More about Samhain.

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

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

*Samhain festival and ‘Celtic’.

The Wiccan Holy-Days: Samhain — (Reblog)

The Wiccan holiday named Samhain is just around the corner. Samhain is a Wiccan sabbat that is held on October 31. Some people view it as the secular holiday named Halloween. However, Samhain is one of the most important sabbats on the calendar. Samhain is a Wiccan’s new year. It is also a day that […]

The Wiccan Holy-Days: Samhain —

*Interesting information.