Tag Archives: Moon

“Alchemy” by Gillian Clarke

“All night the moon stares at the stream strumming its way over stones, stopping it dead in its dream; gazes at the field’s ghost where all the white night long no mouse, fox, hare has passed.   Moon, witch, goddess, … Continue reading

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“From love’s first fever to her plague” by Dylan Thomas: A Study of Consciousness

“From love’s first fever to her plague, from the soft second And to the hollow minute of the womb, From the unfolding to the scissored caul, The time for breast and the green apron age When no mouth stirred about … Continue reading

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Salammbô

I.“Her hair, which was powdered with violet sand, and combined into the form of a tower, after the fashion of the Chanaanite maidens, added to her height. Tresses of pearls were fastened to her temples, and fell to the corners … Continue reading

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The Lake of Dreams, the Sea of Rains, the Gulf of Dews, the Ocean of Fecundity

“What special affinities appeared to him to exist between the moon and woman? Her antiquity in preceding and surviving successive tellurian generations: her nocturnal predominance: her satellitic dependence: her luminary reflection: her constancy under all her phases, rising and setting … Continue reading

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Three Thoughts for the Eclipse: Light Meets Life

Karena A Karras, “The Bath” I.”The Zodiac & the Dying/Rising God While the daily rising and setting of the sun told the tale of Atum -Re’s deadly boat journey, the moon’s monthly crescendo and diminuendo portrayed the myth of Inanna’s death … Continue reading

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Homage to the Unicorn

Gustave Moreau, “The Unicorns”  “He dwells in equivocal twilights; and he can stare the sun out of countenance…. Unicorn sings ravishing melodies for those who possess the inner ear of mystics and poets. When angered he echoes the Seven Thunders … Continue reading

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The All-Seeing Eye

1.“Illumination comes to those who hear the song of Light unchanged, unflickering, eternal — Light that is one though the lamps be many.” Dane Rudhyar 2.”The eye is the lamp of the body; so then if your eye is clear, … Continue reading

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The Secrets of the Odyssey (2): Elements of Time (the Muse and the Moon)

 “Homer, the astronomer, considered wisest of all Greeks.” Heraclitus I am about to begin my reading of the Odyssey having already selected the English translation I am going to use. It is going to be the one by Robert Fitzgerald … Continue reading

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Images of the Zodiac: Contemplating Cancer

It is 1975, a glorious spring in Istanbul. Kemal, member of one of the city’s wealthiest families, is about to become engaged to Sibel, daughter of another prominent family, when he encounters Füsun, a beautiful shop assistant and a distant … Continue reading

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Where Do You Go After You’ve Been to the Moon?

In a comedy clay animation film A Grand Day Out, Wallace and Gromit, an inventor and his faithful dog, build a rocket in their basement and fly to the moon to sample some cheese (everyone knows that the moon is … Continue reading

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