Mnêmosynê of the lake shrouded in darkness star-patterned like Nyx we praise you brimming antilight who swallows harmony down like eternity drifting deep and helixing high words known ideas unuttered knives upon the tongue Time a steady exhalation a swelling deep within reflection without recognition ready to break into song ⛲️
all below lustrousan Apamean sun hotdew on fine statuessublimating quickMuses’ faces deep wellspringsa hum a song ruptured sharpTime limself dancesthose ruins half-rememberedcrumbling cornerstonessand whirls in harsh windsall that remains is eclipseda promise a curse rendingwe buried our heartslike Dionysos’ remainsas the temples burnedas we burned with themthey march now on Earth herselfstill the fire roars … Continue reading Reflections as the World Falls Apart
On the fifth day of the lunar calendar (ending in a few hours), Horkos was born to Eris. Here is a short prayer I wrote, and remember: read your obligations in every Terms of Service (typically the part with all-caps YOU or USER), baptism without consent is meaningless, and don't sign or vow anything until … Continue reading A Prayer to Horkos for the Fifth Lunar Day
It's the Winter Solstice today (at least, in the Northern Hemisphere), so here's a poem. Enjoy, and have a wonderful holiday! At Deepest Night Ifor thesolar birthhave thirsted long,my soul light-faminedas a tall barren birchnot yet quickening with sap.Candles, golden, resined,awaken the air,while branch-bones shakeoutside and rainsmasheshardas ifGods' vesselshave overturnedto purify us.Lightless Nyx holds her … Continue reading Happy Solstice!
Something last week reminded me of this poem I wrote back in 2017, but didn't publish because it was right after I watched a blogosphere fight, I was decompressing after thinking about a situation that happened online back in my teens, and I didn't want to fan flames. This is similar — but not identical — … Continue reading Don't Say Pagan
For Acts of Speech, in the "public" (not performance) section, I'm writing a few poems that focus on intersections of myth, modern astronomy/cosmology, sometimes philosophy, and the Gods, with the core idea that on some level, the physical things I am discussing are symbols that can easily and smoothly connect to stories and concepts that are … Continue reading Light-Scattered Fire Upon Us
While commenting on quotations a few days ago, I said that my head was working out a poem about Platonism, Late Antique schools, and the prevailing circumstances. This poem happened last night while I should have been cleaning citation data. The next thing I knew, it was time for bed. Originally, I didn't want to … Continue reading Passing Down