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I weave reeds for a woman who flew with swans. I’m minded of Native American legend, of the woman who fell from the stars and created Turtle Island. She had sweetgrass, we had bog rushes. We share the same story. … Continue reading

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The returning Goddess

The new front doors make a fortress of our flat. It is cold and wet outside. The yippy dogs are yapping outside or downstairs. A woman is shouting. A woman is coughing. A woman is bleeding. I have woken with … Continue reading

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So, you think you are Irish eh?

January Diary 2021 Imbolc preparations annualy require lengthy walking. It is rare to be in a group of men. A meet with men in a stranger’s house happens due to flags.  I saw the Irish tricolour fly from his window. … Continue reading

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Nam Myoho Renge Kyo. My Buddhist Practice.

I am staring out the window as the rain falls sideyways praying thanks in chants. The high hill is being washed clean. She has a hat mist made. Black dark the crow by her rock face. Green are her slopes … Continue reading

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New Year. New Home

Orla Broderick Council House Publishing 13 January 2021 My bedroom shelves are occupied by energies of barnacled bottles, watercycled wood, fairies and a lochan. They chat. Scraggy Angel became alarmed when I placed the Red Tile Square next to her. … Continue reading

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Which One’s The Witch Picker?

Where the magnets of the air meet the Goddess. Where the underfoot passages glow; there you find the Findhorns. Continue reading

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