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Ostara

  Ostara Once was His under the hedge Once was flowering Once was the white blacks Of the avocets once was Once was queen, queenly He said Deposed, he said Dead. Never ever listen, She said Walking on one leg- … Continue reading

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Gothick

  Gothick She said it would eat her, such fancies were her diet but at last she broke the shell away from her heart at vespers underneath her coat – the leathern psalter in his hand, he mounts the stairs in her … Continue reading

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Autumn Rites

Autumn Rites Autumn Moon shine on you Bless and light your way Autumn sun to warm your bones A leaf strewn hearth where children play . Bright Blessings all rights reserved Veronica Aldous

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Rapunzel

  Rapunzel The body does not sleep as it is bid: It opens and seeps and flowers Its ministries are ineluctable Even in nocturnal folly It urges an awakening unto the dream It completes itself on the stem Of a young man who … Continue reading

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Imperfect Arcadia

Imperfect Arcadia Dammed up water overflows from a spring Decorate my face with flowers then! Bid them leave offerings beneath my eyes My mouth opens like a fish O drunkenly… There is no meaning in becoming a waterfall There is no sense in … Continue reading

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We cannot Pale

We cannot Pale In all things we are the leaves First hiding in the sleeves of spring Unborn until the sun splits the membranes Of childhood and the harsh ribbed bursting Has been accomplished, truths no longer vagrant All  is radiant and … Continue reading

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crazy zealot clockwork beast.

crazy zealot clockwork beast. Under a bright blue hammock of cloud, small squatting creature Plays on the windscreen, miraculously apple green, swart pinprick  eyes Thin  legs like violent springs, apparatus for repeating The same slight head turn, the same high … Continue reading

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