May 29th, 2008

red blossom

Poem: Our Lady of the Foxes

Our Lady of the Foxes

The biwa echoes
announcing the full moon's rise,
kitsune magic,
foxy laughter in their eyes
like lanterns dancing.

She calls them to her,
she knows them, each one by name,
each of their stories,
each truth and outrageous claim
as they come boasting.

And now the music
that she makes for them tonight
beneath the full moon
tells them that all things are right
with her soft singing.


(Inspired by "Lady Fox- Color Study" by liliesformary
http://liliesformary.deviantart.com/art/Lady-Fox-Color-Study-77206364)
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Poem: Whispers version 2

This is a revision of an old piece of mine...I tightened and modified the rhyme scheme and scansion, and reworded a good bit.  Not yet sure if I like the third stanza, though.  But I am much happier with the first two.


Whispers II

Do the whispers that you hear
as you walk there, silent, proud,
passing softly through the crowd,
mouth to mouth and ear to ear,
do the whispers that you hear -
Inugami, monster, thing,
Bakemono - do these bring
darker times to mind too clear,
fodder for your night time fear?

Words that cut one to the heart
set a life a world apart.


Whispers easy, whispers cheap
caught your mother long ago,
tears that came without a blow,
bladeless knives that made her weep.
Whispers easy, whispers cheap –
words with barbs create a haze,
unseen are the welts they raise,
slicing in the heart so deep,
leaving wounds that bleed and seep.

Still the child within you cries
As they beat her with their lies.


Whispers, whispers that you hear
of the girl who walks with you –
it would hurt her if she knew
what they say so soft but clear.
Whispers, whispers that you hear,
evil talk that will not yield
so your love must be her shield -
never let the words get near,
saving her from others’ fear.

As her great heart stands with you,
Love will show you what to do.
black fairy

Ganked from Xgrenade

Accent: modified East Texan/Oklahoma.  Comes back with a bang when you get me back around people from Texas or Oklahoma.

Breakfast or no breakfast: Usually.

Chore I don’t care for: Dishes

Dog or Cat: Dogs.  But I like both.

Essential Electronics: computer and mpg players

Favorite Cologne: Don’t use’em.  But I remember liking Chanel 5, and I like the smells of musk, lavender and patchouli

Gold or Silver: Both

Handbag I carry most often: uh, handbag?  How about totebag, rucksack, bookbag...If it can’t handle a full sized notebook and several books, what good is it?  Otherwise, I just use pockets.

Insomnia: yep

Job Title: SAHM.  Retired.

Kids: two

Living Arrangements: at home with my hubby.  3 bedroom house, only one of which is a bedroom.

Most Admirable Trait: hmmm...willingness to try to be a peacemaker?

Naughtiest Childhood Behavior: sneaky

Overnight hospital stays: none. 

Phobias: fear of falling off the edge of something like a mountain road.  Fear of those huge outdoor cockroaches that are so common in New Orleans and east Texas.

Quote:
Let us sit upon the ground
And tell sad stories of the death of kings:
How some have been depos'd, some slain in war,
Some haunted by the ghosts they have depos'd,
Some poison'd by their wives, some sleeping kill'd,
All murder'd.  –Shakespeare

Reason to smile: Hubby telling jokes

Siblings: brother

Time I wake up: somewhere between 6 and 9, counting on bedtime

Unusual Talent or Skill: the ability to recognize historically inaccurate costumes in movies and reenactments in a single glance.

Vegetable I Refuse to Eat: Is there one?

Worst Habit: procrastination

X-rays: ankle, chest, abdomen

Yummy Stuff: finding something new to research. Or a cool new story to read  Or chocolate.  Or all three

Zoo Animal I Like Most: animals in the petting zoo.
snark

Hot Coffee Blues

I've got an empty cup this morning, I got the coffee blues today,
I've got an empty cup this morning, I got the coffee blues today.
My baby left and took the grinder, can't make no coffee here today.

Hot coffee in the morning, hot coffee in the afternoon,
Hot coffee in the morning, hot coffee in the afternoon,
Don't forget to leave some sugar so I can use my coffee spoon.

Some people like that French Roast, some  want Kenyan AA
Some people like that French Roast, some  want Kenyan AA,
Some people just buy Folger's, don't want to grind no beans today.

Some folks get a percolator, some  drip that coffee strong,
Some folks get a percolator, some drip that coffee strong,
If it tastes the way you want it, you know that you did not do wrong.

Do you drink it dark as midnight, or would you rather have au lait,
Do you drink it dark as midnight, or would you rather have au lait?
It don't really even matter long as you think it's ok.

I've got an empty cup this morning, I got the coffee blues today,
I've got an empty cup this morning, I got the coffee blues today.
My baby left and took the grinder, can't make no coffee here to day.