Lammas

Lammas is a seasonal turning point in the wheel of the year, mid-point between Summer Solstice and Autumn Equinox.  Two months back-to-back with Aquarius Full Moons, now Leo Sun and soon another New Moon.

This summer, I remember Francis Weller sharing that our work “is to carry grief in one hand and gratitude in the other and to be stretched large by them.” 

The Wild Edge of Sorrow (Berkeley, North Atlantic Books, 2015).  https://www.francisweller.net/

May we share our grief, our gratitude and our work together, supporting one another in the midst of lunar shifts, cosmological shifts, global upheaval.

With gratitude to Moss for including my poem “Blend, clay, coffee” in Volume 6, released  this month August 2021 https://mosslit.com/

Summer Solstice to Cancer New Moon

This Morning

“This morning the doe speaks to her young

outside the window.

I do not know what is said but listen,

their love is great as ours…”

            – Linda Hogan

                        The Radiant Lives of Animals

(Boston, Beacon Press, 2020), p.83