There is quite a lot of poetry on this particular blog. This is an attempt to catalog some of it in a coherent fashion. Given that there are over three thousand posts at the time of this cataloging (January 10, 2017) it’s likely that some will be missed, others will be mis-filed, and still others will be deleted accidentally or deliberately.
Many people come looking for the Neo-Orphic Hymns.
I would very much appreciate any comments you tell me, but especially about broken links or mistaken links. I would also appreciate that if you borrow anything from this collection, that you link back and make proper attribution. All rights reserved, etc. Thanks.
Update: Found poems from this website useful in some fashion? Consider buying my book of poems celebrating the Behenian Stars, available from Amazon (kindle) or from Etsy (PDF). And be sure to leave a comment, letting me know you enjoyed them!
Chapbooks & Art Books
- You can buy and download Poems for the Behenian Stars from my Etsy store.
Other chapbooks include:
- Fame’s Younger Sister
- Argonautica: Jason at Colchis
Ask me nicely in the comments, and I might mail a copy of one of these three to you.
Odes for Modern Mythology
Looking at the list below, you might think I’d never written any other kind of poetry besides Mythological hymns to pagan deities. It’s not precisely true, but wow, did I find a lot of them tonight. Many of these take the form of ‘psychological mythology’, addressing the god named, and describing them to some degree, and then using their attributes and mythos to explore how we might become more appropriately attuned to that energy.
- Hymn to Janus — December 31/Jan. 1
- Hymn for the Nativity of Inanna — January 2
- Hymn for Jupiter and Saturn — January 12, 2017 (not all January 12ths)
- Hymn to Artemis of Music
- Hymn to Apollo — February 9
- Hymn to Artemis — February 12
- Hymn for the Lupercal — February 14
- The Roman Tridies (links to LiveJournal, of all places)
- Hymn to Mars — March 6
- Hymn for the Return of the Goddess — March 25
- Hymn to Hermes — May 15
- Hymn for Vesta’s Cleansing
- Hymn for Vesta’s Opening
- Hymn to Persephone
- Hymn to Dionysius
- Hymns to Dionysius — April 16-17
- Hymn to Ceres — April 12-20
- Hymn to Mercury — May 15
- Hymn for the Feast of Aestas
- Hymn for the Adonia — July 19
- Hymn to Poseidon and Salaca/Sulis — July 23
- Hymn of the Feast of the Consualia — late summer?
- Hymn for the Feast of the Carmentalia
- Hymn for the Feast of the Lights of Isis — August 12
- Hymn for Hecate — August 13
- Hymn(s) for Jupiter, Juno and Minerva — September 13
- Hymn for the Triple Goddess — September 21
- Hymn for Saint Michael and All Angels — September 29
- Hymn to Medetrina — September 30
- Hymn to Castor and Pollux — October 25
- Hymn for the Mighty Dead — October 31-November 3
- Hymn to Poseidon — December 1
- Hymn to Pallas Athena — December 4
- Hymn for Holy Sophia — December 16
Hymns of the Eight Greats
- Imbolc Morning
- Imbolc Hymn (including recording!)
- Hymn and Sonnet of the Vernal Equinox
- Hymns for Beltaine
- Hymn for the Summer Solstice
- Hymn and Sonnet for Lughnasadh
- Hymn and Sonnet for the Autumnal Equinox
- Hymn and Sonnet for Samhain
- Poems for the Winter Solstice
For Fixed Stars and Astrology
I’m working on a poetic catalog for the fifteen Behenian Stars. I’m more than half-way done with them, but only some of them are on the blog at the moment; the rest will come as those fixed stars come into position, I think.
- To Spica
- For Aldebaran
- For the Pleiades
- For Procyon
- For Alcyone
- For Cetus — the star Menkar, in the constellation Cetus, is associated with good luck, happiness, and finding lost things.
- For Perihelion
- For Mars in Exaltation — Mars is in exaltation at the 28th degree of Capricorn.
- For the Sun’s Exaltation — The sun is in exaltation in the 18-19th degrees of Aries.
I’m also working on a set of hymns for the Decans of the Zodiac and the Mansions of the Moon. Not many of these are done yet; or if they’re done, I’m holding them in reserve until more of them are complete:
- Hymn for the First Decan of Virgo
- For St. Kentigern (January 13)
- For Saint Dermot (January 10)
- Sonnet for the Three Kings (January 6)
- Ode for the Three Kings (January 6)
- For Gerbert of Aurillac (Unknown date)
- For Saint Nathalan (January 8)
- For Saint Fillan (January 9)
- For Saint Fursey (January 16)
- For Saint Branwalader (January 19)
- Saint Gildas (January 29)
- Saint Enodoc (March 7)
- Saint Constantine (March 9)
- For Oengus the Culdee (March 11)
- Saint Paul Aurelian (March 12)
- For Saint Cyprian (September 14) — no poem, but an icon
- For Saint Michael and All Angels (September 29)
- For Saint Jude (October 28)
- Watches: a poem about pocket watches and my family’s history with them.
- Spidering (Different poem, similar school)
- For Athena and Arachne
- All Politics is Locally Grown
- Sestina on the Death of E. Gary Gygax
- Dead in DC — a musing on politics during a visit to Washington DC by the ancestors.
- Night Before School — some think this is trite, some think nostalgic. I’ve always liked it, though it’s too precious.
- Heron and Osprey — a sonnet.