Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Doorhinge (WC)



(Wendy Cabell, January 12, 2022, Sixth day of the Afterfeast of Theophany (new birth), and feast day of the (above) 
Milkgiver  Icon of the Mother of God, the Akathist (saved from fire; synch. w/ Mark 1: 29-39) Icon of the Mother of God and other Icons of the Mother of God, of Saint Caesaria of Arles, Saint Benedict Biscop, Saint Tatiana of Rome, Saint Eupraxia of  Tabenna, and Saint Sava of Serbia. Chasidic Holiday of  Yud Shevat. Image from here.)


Doorhinge

(for Saint Caesaria of Arles on her feast day)


Being delivered from the hand of our enemies

…direct our feet into the way of peace

    –from Luke 1: 73, 79

 

Open handed Saint

hidden, but still

the held book,

warm page, Book of Hours from 

your hand to mine (though deeper still the 

simple prayer of 

        help me, mercy!), the 

Sign of Cross made 

   over all things. The telling 

                  time by proximity to holy hour or feast day, not 

clock’s tock. Psalms, chants forming radio, on now in 

this inner cloister, reaching–

that our hands may touch, and find

objects to prop open the door: illuminations, 

embroidery, gathering eggs from the hens. Translated 

here to pen and glue, to bakeries. Nurture garnered by same 

candlelight, same attention to dreams as arise, with a

thank you for (then commending of) this soul. As touch these 

walls and know that they will serve till we are Home. Home being

also who with, as in Mary (is She not our Mother?) Does 

She not echo (voice and hand) as bless this room, 


                              Bless this light, 

                                  this tea, this tongue. 

                                         This hour. A humm for 


Church bells will have to do, taking from Bee their cue, as with 

Butterfly and Breeze we 

begin.




*From combined prompts: Freewrite as inspired by the etymology/concept of open, by Michelle Menting's Objects Used to Prop Open a Window, and by Alan Felsenthal's Open Openly. From Lisa Freedman's BreatheReadWrite, January 12, 2022. The Bee, Butterfly and Breeze is of course from The ending lines of course owe to Emily DIckenson's 


In the name of the Bee —
And of the Butterfly —
And of the Breeze — Amen!


Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Coracle (WC)

 


(Wendy Cabell, fifth day of the Afterfeast of Theophany, and feastday of the (above) Yelets Icon of the Mother of God (based on Chernigov Spruce Tree Icon) and of Our Lady of Bessiere. Image from here.) 


Coracle


Her hand in the water,

the water untangled weave–

                                               to braid;

no more the rudderless boat.




*From prompt: Write Haiku based on SoulCollage exploration, from Michelle Manos' Together Tuesday, January 11, 2021. Also today is challenge to freewrite daily/as much as possible this month, from Lisa Freedman's BreatheReadWrite.


Monday, January 10, 2022

Fairy Tree (WC)

 


(Wendy Cabell, January 10, 2021, fourth day of Afterfeast of the Theophany, feastday of the (above) Madonna of the Lament, and of Saint Thekla of Lentini. The Jewish calendar remebers the End of the Elders Era (1228 BC). Image from here.)


Fairy Tree

(at the crossroad of compassion and efficiency, 

 January 9, 2022)



              bee cultivates honey


                                        ladybug eliminates aphids--


                               Rose flourishes




*From prompt: Challenge to freewrite daily/as much as possible this month, from Lisa Freedman's BreatheReadWrite.


Thursday, January 6, 2022

Epiphany Morning (WC)

 



(Wendy Cabell, December 6, 2022, Epiphany/Theophany, and feast day of Our Lady of Cana, Saint Wiltrudis (see), Saint Andre Bessett, Saint Edyrn, Saint Julian and Basillisa, and Blessed Gertrude van Oosten. Image from here.)


Epiphany Morning

(in the valley)



Loosening sky,

felicitous mist–

laugh-drops




*From prompt: Challenge to freewrite daily/as much as possible this month, from Lisa Freedman's BreatheReadWrite.

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Epiphany Eve (WC)

 


(Wendy Cabell, Epiphany/TheophanEve (see also), feast day of Saint Euprexia and Theogina of Mineo (connected with above Saint Agrippina of Mineo), Saint Emiliana of Rome, Saint Apollonaria of Egypt,  Blessed Marcelina of Doroskwa, Blessed Paula of Tuscany, Prophet Micah, Saint John Neumann, and Saint Genoveva Torres.  Morales. Image from here.)


Epiphany Eve, 2022


Forest Christmas lights

soon unplugged. Sky’s stars–

Ever.




*From prompt: Challenge to freewrite daily/as much as possible this month, from Lisa Freedman's BreatheReadWrite.


Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Taking the Air (WC)



(Wendy Cabell, January 4, 2022, feastday of (above) Our
Lady of Treves, Synaxis of the Seventy Apostles, feast day of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, Saint Pharialdis of Ghent, Blessed Chiarade Ugarte (Mercedian), Saint  Saint Oringa of the Cross, Saint Defrosa of Aquapendente. Jewish calendar commemorates Purim Rome (1793). Image from here.)


Taking the Air



Take the air: verb….walk for pleasure Synonyms walk: 

use one's feet to advance; advance by steps.

-vocabulary.com 



Once there is air, there is prayer. Or so Grandma sang

in her way, that day with Mom by her side. “So always 

with Mary abide”, they advised. Lady of mountaintop as 

well as valley, as up as down 

whoosh of breath, and 

there’s 


            air, unfolding


                         soft as water. Becoming plea to soften 

heart while about it. And She listens. Adds just ask and

He will answer. Points to feet as the keeper of questions–

laughing sweetly and thereby suggesting

taking the air.




*From combined prompts: Freewrite as inspired by etymology/concept of begin; by Lia Purpur’s Beginning; and by Adonis’ The Beginning of Speech. From Lisa Freedman’s BreatheRead Write, January 4, 2022.

Friday, December 31, 2021

Resolutions (WC)

 



(Wendy Cabell, December 31, 2021, Seventh Day of Christmas (in Eastern Orthodax, Leavetaking), feast day of (above) Saint Columba of Sans, Saint Melania the Younger, Saint Sabiana, and Saint Theophylactus of Ochrid. Image from here.)


Resolutions


resolution (n.): from Latin…’process of reducing 

things into simpler forms’…’to loosen’

–etymonline.com



When the angels came to earth, some were

of a kindly light. He was of that kiln. And he 

came to the woman this dawn, saying “dearest, 

we’ll bear no more children, for I’ve looked and

found none here of pure weave.” But she bent 

slightly, resolute–loosening the threads–till 

free to sight be said 

kindly light.


Doorhinge (WC)

(Wendy Cabell, January 12, 2022, Sixth day of the Afterfeast of Theophany (new birth), and feast day of the (above)  Milkgiver   Icon of th...