A reflection on praying for specific other people (and groups of people) after reading an Orphic hymn.
Month: March 2020
To Apollôn Agyieus
A prayer to Apollôn about COVID-19. May our families, friends, and communities be as safe as the Fates permit. 💌
An Analysis of Dead Can Dance's "Children of the Sun" Because It's Basically Ascent/Descent/Ascent and We All Need Something Fun Right Now
Many of us are definitely stressed about the COVID-19 global pandemic. This post will hopefully provide a bit of lighthearted mental breathing room while we shelter in place in our living rooms. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Z4uITELiqw Back in February, I posted a link to the YouTube video of Dead Can Dance's "Children of the Sun" and was asked … Continue reading An Analysis of Dead Can Dance's "Children of the Sun" Because It's Basically Ascent/Descent/Ascent and We All Need Something Fun Right Now
Verses written after contemplating Apollôn's role as the one who brings and averts plague and sickness.
Truth (a poem)
What is this unstirring nectar,the gift we beg receivinga double serpent moving swift,laurel branches rustling,the scent of bay awakening,frankincense oil burning so delicateas if we inhabit a fractal floweropening up in vivid stillnessuntil it flows like that springstruck by Pegasus for the Mousaithat welled up to make all song.Is this nectar truth, yet ungraspable,so mind-tangible … Continue reading Truth (a poem)
Apollôn’s Birth on Delos
For the past few days, I have been thirsty for reading myths, and on Tuesday, I realized I had enough Kobo points to get the ebook of Kerényi's The Gods of the Greeks for free. The book, which I own in print, has been part of my collection since I found it used in my … Continue reading Apollôn’s Birth on Delos
the bee chose sovereigntysweetest nectar of allin the yet-fragrant orchardpink and white blossoms giving forthlong before the fruit swelled goldall that could be givento rule and know the love of ruleand if this queendom fallsdevastation, devastation, collapse I posted this to Twitter on 27 February after doing the dishes, when I was thinking about the … Continue reading To Rule