Page of Stones, I am ready for adventures. My inner world is mine to explore.
How to embody a High Priestess who channels stories, instead of storing them inside her own body.
My menstruation cycle synchronised with the lunar month. It is weird, unexpected, challenging and fulfilling.
"She is no handmaid to perform
Man's bidding or increase his store"
Tarot is no mere mirror of the soul, it is a total experience: a powerful experience, a fat experience, a fluid experience.
"I carry a boldness unfit for this world / a loud, brash, righteous fullness / a centaur breaking from a cage"
""I'm going to begin
Sian said. And she did
Six of us murmured
"They told me
I smile prettier with my mouth closed."
"At Luna’s All-Nite Diner / the chefalopod serves up Eggs Prophetic, / 8 arms cooking in short order while / blending coffee beans with moonbeams."
"The jar will glow like dark stained glass / and it will be just for you, / for your sacred mouth."
On this night / a decade ends. A new one begins. / Breathe in - / Hold - / Breathe out.
(A birthday poem for Em)
Once, the most important conversations / were about how the moon sounds— / the low arch of a cello, he said / the shiver of electrified bells, I said—
"i have always been the moon, an expert in orbiting. i never had enough of my own gravity. until you."
"Perhaps, / if every raised hand were / a tender call, / each roar from the sky / simply a passing spring storm, / each flash in the night / a firefly"
"The homestead that housed a hundred years of earth-workers / and caught crying babes, covered their heads / from cold country nights - it couldn't last forever."
"updown strangecharm topbottom
become carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen,
oxygen, phosphorus, sulfur."
Witchbody shows us that "magic is a way of talking, and a way of being with", exploring and celebrating the power of connection between all things.
"Today I dance with the bleached / skeleton of a great bear / She is held upright / by my own fear and darkness"
"The tree stands full of starlings, grooves around its base / where cats scratch and foul the earth, furious / the bark won’t hold them when they climb."
she is a girl made of fire, boy / you must watch out for the witch / she will burn you down
"We are rising in a wave
Drawn up by mother moon
And when it breaks, then you will know
Why they feared us in centuries before."
"Who walks in rain beneath the four great houses?
You deserve to be believed.
"I began it because I could not stop thinking about those who have gone before us, and how they connect to us, and connect us to each other. All those connections make a beautiful tapestry."