Crafting and Creating; Photography and Poetry
shroud of soft grey mist
offers solace and cleansing
rain blurs the tombstones
squirrel plans ahead
as harvest season dwindles
stores laid for winter
Magickal Menagerie joined back up with our teachers and a few other folks to celebrate Samhain (Halloween) this year. We held a ritual, during which we performed a play symbolizing the Eleusinian Mysteries. In my role as Persephone, I offered each of the attendants pomegranate arils (seeds).
As is so often the case with Pagan gatherings, a potluck feast followed the ritual. I brought a variation of a pretzel salad. Keeping with the theme, it was a strawberry-kiwi jello and pomegranate aril concoction.
Pomegranate Pretzel Salad
his cold demeanor
plans laid with ruthless logic
hiding fires within
This poem is brought to you by my current addiction with the television show Arrow.
sunrise or sunset
beginnings versus endings
crescent of Diana’s Bow
pulled taut against starry sky
let the hunt begin
with a gift basket of hope
rabbits and chickens
The Hope Basket includes a gift of rabbits and a starter flock of chickens. Families also receive training and education in the animals’ care to make sure their hope becomes a reality.
The gift of a Hope Basket:
Provides eggs and protein for nourishment
Boosts income through sales of extra eggs and offspring
Passes on the Gift to others, since livestock can multiply quickly
Rabbits are easy to care for and can reproduce in a short amount of time. Chickens lay eggs and provide manure for vegetable gardens. Your livestock donation provides hope for struggling farmers looking for a way out of poverty.