LADY, WEEPING AT THE CROSSROADS by W.H. Auden

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LADY, WEEPING AT THE CROSSROADS by W.H. Auden.

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LADY, WEEPING AT THE CROSSROADS by W.H. Auden

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A wonderful poetry! ♥

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“Lady, weeping at the crossroads

Would you meet your love

In the twilight with his greyhounds,

And the hawk on his glove?

Bribe the birds then on the branches,

Bribe them to be dumb,

Stare the hot sun out of heaven

That the night may come.

Starless are the nights of travel,

Bleak the winter wind;

Run with terror all before you

And regret behind.

Run until you hear the ocean’s

Everlasting cry;

Deep though it may be and bitter

You must drink it dry.

Wear out patience in the lowest

Dungeons of the sea,

Searching through the stranded shipwrecks

For the golden key.

Push on to the world’s end, pay the

Dread guard with a kiss;

Cross the rotten bridge that totters

Over the abyss.

There stands the deserted castle

Ready to explore;

Enter, climb the marble staircase

Open the locked door.

Cross the silent empty ballroom,

Doubt and…

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The Secret Life of Words: Desire

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Desire is something necessary, like breathing !

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1.“When you were a wandering desire in the mist, I too was there, a wandering desire. Then we sought one another, and out of our eagerness dreams were born. And dreams were time limitless, and dreams were space without measure.”
Khalil Gibran, “The Forerunner“

2.Etymology of Desire:

Early 13c., from Old French desirrer (12c) ‘wish, desire, long for,‘ from Latin desiderare ‘long for, wish for; demand, expect,‘ original sense perhaps ‘await what the stars will bring,‘ from the phrase de sidere ‘from the stars,‘ from sidus (genitive sideris) ‘heavenly body, star, constellation.‘

http://www.etymonline.com/

3.“Desire itself derives from a Latin nautical term which means ‘of the star.’ To have desire is to have a vector, an intentionality, a direction. To lose desire is to be as adrift as a mariner who has lost the guiding star across otherwise trackless seas.”

James Hollis, “Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life”

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Book Review of “SOBEK OF SHEDET-The Crocodile God in the Fayyum in the Dynastic Period” by Marco Zecchi

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AMNTE NOFRE (Amentet Neferet)

 

“Sobek of Shedet. The crocodile god in the Fayyum in the Dynastic Period”, by Marco Zecchi, 2010
ISBN # 978-88-6244-115-5 © 2010 Tau Editrice Via Umbria 148/7- 06059 Todi (PG) info@editrice.com

Book review written by Peter D Avellone

I originally procured this high-quality book on loan from the United States Library of Congress until I could afford the $100.00/80.00 Euro price tag available at Amazon.com. I have long been fascinated by the Egyptian Crocodile God Sobek, the premier crocodile deity of the Ancient Egyptian pantheon of Gods. As any else who has shown interest in Sobek, I found it very frustrating and difficult to find any substantial amount of information on Him in any one place. There are numerous fragments and accounts scattered across spells, texts, hymns, and internet sites, the latter of which are quite dubious in nature, or at best incomplete.
First and foremost, this is…

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The Song We Have Sung For Ourselves

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journeys in the astral light

ChironCave art from India, circa 2000 BC

 An exploration of Chiron

for Mateusz and Scorpia

“In the time of the Seventh Fire, a New People would emerge. They would retrace their steps to find the wisdom that was left by the side of the trail long ago. Their steps would take them to the elders, who they would ask to guide them on their journey. If the New People remain strong in their quest, the sacred drum will again sound its voice. There will be an awakening of the people, and the sacred fire will again be lit. At this time, the light-skinned race will be given a choice between two roads. One road is the road of greed and technology without wisdom or respect for life. This road represents a rush to destruction. The other road is spirituality, a slower path that includes respect for all living things…

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