Writing: my own prose and poetry.

My own words used for calligraphy and book works, plus musings on the art of creative writing.

Come in, Bride!

by Cari on 02/01/2017

in Wheel of the Year,Writing

Brigid Eve Quickly now. Sweep the hearth. Dress the altar with daffodils and flowering quince from the wild verges. Add small things. A blue pitcher of holy Glastonbury water, a jar of poppy seeds, a quill for me, and a crystal inkwell. Grandmother’s anvil, and from my daughter a tiny twin of the Newgrange spiral [...]

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Holy Water at Brigidtide

by Cari on 01/30/2017

in Writing

She Rises I have news for you: The creek swells, ducks dive, the dry time has gone. Trees tremble in winter storms, deep green the land; Shadows long, sweet the sun, warmth wanted. The hawk sings in a sapphire sky. On the ground, souls quicken, breathe clouds. This is my news. As we move into [...]

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Blessing the Year Old and New

by Cari on 01/06/2017

in Writing

A Blessing of Hands I warm my hands at the fire of my soul. My hands that broke my fall last spring. My hands that grasped the walker, clasped the brace, all summer, all autumn. My hands that wrote and rested. Other hands cut me and healed me. Other hands held me and fed me. [...]

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Soul Tending

by Cari on 11/13/2016

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This week, I have had few words. I have felt such a deep sense of despair it borders on catatonia. I am tending to my soul, and doing all the right things to begin to heal the shock and disillusionment that have threatened to sink me, and so many of us. My time-tested way to [...]

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All Hallows Eve

by Cari on 10/31/2016

in Wheel of the Year,Writing

Hallows Dear ones Your mute voices clamor in my ear Thin fingers pluck at my hem Your dry tears clot my throat I bear your unquiet loss. I light the candles I call the directions I bring the flowers I keep the faith, the waste, the plaint I give the breath, the blood, the bone [...]

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The autumn equinox arrives today. The great wheel of time turns. The darker half of the year draws near, whether we will or no. And as sometimes happens, “I was summoned, from the branches of night …” by an old friend. Hear Moving through this scaffolding of days Holding solace in dreams and murmurs of memory [...]

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Five Years of Writing Here

by Cari on 09/29/2013

in Writing

The photo of me above captures a lot of light bouncing around and reflecting my image into my work in the case below. That’s pretty much what this blog has been like, a sort of reflection of my life and work, incomplete and selective. It’s astonishing to me that I’ve been blogging five years now. [...]

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The Heart of Yule

by Cari on 12/21/2011

in Wheel of the Year,Writing

An illumination of one of my favorite turns of the wheel, Yuletide, here at the darkest time of the year, when the light shines most brightly deep inside us as hope and faith. This image needed its own prose, and the best words were my own, and after infinite crafting and tweaking, I mustered this [...]

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Spelling the Internet

by Cari on 11/30/2010

in Writing

Everyone these days bemoans the loss of spelling ability, as our screenagers spend more time in front of screens than with a book in their hands, and the internet is full of quite imaginative spelling. But there is one time when your spelling must be completely immaculate, and that is when coding a website. If [...]

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Texting Across the Ages

by Cari on 03/16/2010

in Writing

This past weekend I went up on the mountain for our biannual women’s sacred retreat. The yurts we stay in are all heated by wood stoves, so the first order of business on a cold March morning is starting the fire, and being the early riser that I am, this often is my job. Saturday [...]

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