Weirdness

Your Life: The Movie
by mintyduck
Who will play you: Johnny Depp
Who will play your love interest: Alyson Hannigan
Weeks you will stay in the box office: 14
Song that will play during your love scene: Britney Spears – Hit Me Baby One More Time
Song that will play during your death: REM – Try Not to Breathe
Your name:
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It’s been an OK day, but I’ve felt cold and not done a whole lot other than visit at work and fill out silly memes.

So… in the interests of doing something productive… here are my two holiday poems of late.

Christmas Sonnet
It’s hard to think Christmas when we’re at war.
Men and boys are dying for our oil,
but “Joy to the World” plays in every store;
“Twelve Days” jangles in an endless coil
and the shops are full of shit no one needs.
You can’t find peace for sale, even online,
not with Army grunts dying in the reeds
along the Euphrates. Where’s the divine?
Rest assured — this present darkness will end,
and some future darkness will take its place.
But mortal acts of love can heal and mend,
and angels all begin in human grace.
This Christmas, if you would meet Deity,
go to your inner Bethlehem, and see.

Hymn for the Winter Solstice
Hail to thee, Night of Darkness Ascendant!
The sun flees the sky and leaves you the field,
solemn and old, depressed and repentant,
scattering the last of his evening gold.
Now come the days of the Lords of Misrule,
who turn all law and custom up-side down,
who make merry against the dying light.
So we praise the secret meaning of Yule,
when the red-suited prankster comes to town,
to make the poor rich, and dispense delight

though snow and the wolf-pack howl at the door.
Is there any more honest rebellion
than giving good to the weak and the poor
on a night of secret celebration?
And therefore the powers scream, Buy! Buy! Buy!
limiting with plastic the children’s gifts,
while adults fear the season’s debts creeping.
Yet Scriptures and tradition both deny
Caesar’s coinage, though our attention drifts:
In Ramallah, a mother’s voice, weeping.

Refocus us, O Holy Solstice Night,
and kindle a spark of change in my brain.
Redefine for us the meaning of light
for as long as winter darkness remain.
And redefine the darkness for me, too,
when right hand does not know the left hand’s deed,
whos gifts bring change no power can defer:
the sun’s gold returning, gleaming and new;
frankincense smoke, reflecting Spirit’s need;
transformation smeared with honey, and myrrh.

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24 comments

  1. Holy Bees

    “the sun’s gold returning, gleaming and new;
    frankincense smoke, reflecting Spirit’s need;
    transformation smeared with honey, and myrrh”

    This is such a wonderful image!

  2. Holy Bees

    “the sun’s gold returning, gleaming and new;
    frankincense smoke, reflecting Spirit’s need;
    transformation smeared with honey, and myrrh”

    This is such a wonderful image!

  3. Thanks! Glad you liked them. They both captured a mood I was trying to express, of doubts with the commercialism of the season, while expressing a desire to find a higher meaning within the liturgy of what “Ruby Sparkles accurately named Ordinary Time

    • Thanks! Glad you liked them. They both captured a mood I was trying to express, of doubts with the commercialism of the season, while expressing a desire to find a higher meaning within the liturgy of what “Ruby Sparkles accurately named Ordinary Time

  4. Re: Back in Pomfret…?

    Well, I just found out that Phantom is only opening in limited theatres…which usually means NYC and LA…not usually Worcester :-(. So, we might be available after all!

  5. Re: Back in Pomfret…?

    I was supposed to feature there last Wednesday, but they kinda got things screwed up, and weren’t ready to do anything until this Wednesday. So it would be nice to see you that night.

  6. Re: Back in Pomfret…?

    Ooooh, THIS Wednesday? Jay and I had plans to catch the first night of Phantom of the Opera in the movies that night. I’ll ask him though. He may want to postpone. I thought you were featured there last Wednesday?

  7. Back in Pomfret…?

    I’ll be back in Pomfret sometime around noonish on Wednesday, to prep for my feature at Savage Systems Computer/Internet cafe, on Wednesday evening around eight….

    I don’t suppose you both could be in the audience?

    • Back in Pomfret…?

      I’ll be back in Pomfret sometime around noonish on Wednesday, to prep for my feature at Savage Systems Computer/Internet cafe, on Wednesday evening around eight….

      I don’t suppose you both could be in the audience?

      • Re: Back in Pomfret…?

        Ooooh, THIS Wednesday? Jay and I had plans to catch the first night of Phantom of the Opera in the movies that night. I’ll ask him though. He may want to postpone. I thought you were featured there last Wednesday?

        • Re: Back in Pomfret…?

          I was supposed to feature there last Wednesday, but they kinda got things screwed up, and weren’t ready to do anything until this Wednesday. So it would be nice to see you that night.

        • Re: Back in Pomfret…?

          Well, I just found out that Phantom is only opening in limited theatres…which usually means NYC and LA…not usually Worcester :-(. So, we might be available after all!

        • Re: Back in Pomfret…?

          Well, I certainly hope so. I’m way more interesting than Phantom of the Opera, after all. 🙂

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