Imbolc (Candlemass, Imblog, Imbole) (Pronounced: EE-Molc - like ewe's milk) is celebrated on February 1st and/or the 2nd. Incense: Rosemary, Frankincense, Myrrh, Cinnamon. Decorations: Corn Dolly, Besom, Spring Flowers. Colors: White, Orange, and Red. (thewhitegoddess.co.uk) We also know this holiday as Candlemas, or Brigid's (pronounced BREED) Day, which is one of the four Celtic Fire Festivals. This festival commemorates …
Welcome to Fairy Tarot Friday. Each Friday I'll share a card from the Fairy Tarot deck by Doreen Virtue & Radleigh Valentine, featuring an uplifting message from the fey. I'll also include a bit of syllabic poetry inspired by the card reading. Once you get to know the fairies, you'll see they are strong-willed environmentalists. They get …
Spend some time with the ‘magical’ Grackle! Painting and poetry by Kerfe. Can’t you feel the energy?
Every beach vacation comes with its own bird. One year it was mockingbirds, one year a very vocal cardinal. One year, crows.
This year we were accompanied by grackles. They would sit on the railing of the beach house speaking in their rusty tongue, lined up like soldiers. If one turned, all turned. Once they saw someone was paying attention they would vocalize a bit more and suddenly disappear.
On the beach they appeared ahead of my walking path and waited for me, foraging in the waves. As soon as I caught up, they flew off ahead again.
Although it’s natural to see their iridescent strutting as a variation on crows, grackles are actually part of the lark family, related also to blackbirds and orioles.
But they do have a connection to crows—all back birds are said to know magic, to live on the borders of the possible unknown.
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The Sisters of the Fey wish you all a blessed Samhain. Let's celebrate with D. G. Kaye's (aka Debby Gies) fabulous Etheree poetry! Click the link below to read the poem. ❤ Halloween Poetry Challenge | D.G. Kaye, Writer
This is a spectacular Samhain poem to get you in the mood of the season. Many thanks to Kat Myrman for her poetic expertise. ❤
is in the air
thin as skin, the veil
spirits frequent the familiar
A Cinquain for Colleen Chesebro’s Tuesday Poetry Challenge, Synonyms Only. Prompt words: haunt (roam, frequent) & spell (magic).
A Mabon, Etheree Poem to celebrate and honor our ancestors. ❤
Here is my Etheree poem for this week’s poetry challenge using the word “slip” for fall, and “endeavor” for the word, try. This poetry form is now part of the challenge.
Slip Into Mabon
rituals of the
season by sharing food,
counting one’s hidden blessings,
honoring the mother goddess,
filled with an endeavor to succeed
by remembering our ancestor’s truth.
© 2018 Colleen M. Chesebro
What is an Etheree Poem?
I’m adding another poetry form to Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge starting September 25th, 2018. It’s called an Etheree Poem.
I researched the form and here is what I learned:
The Etheree poem consists of ten lines of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 syllables…
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HAPPY SUMMER SOLSTICE! I've planned this day out in my mind for over a year... Today, as a tribute to the Summer Solstice, my first book of poetry and short stories has become a reality. Fairies, Myths, & Magic ~ A Summer Celebration is now available on Amazon. From June 21st through June 27th, this book …