Full Moon in Leo

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Full moon in Leo,

your red dress ripped,

my arms and legs torn

by brambles,

ciphers of blood

writing our story.

 

Transmitting

another style of day

she floods our veins and

volcanic passages

erupt through forests

where we lie down.

 

Lunatics,

our bodies gone

we chase our breath,

defy gravity,

cross the Great Water

into the mystery.

 

We are lost

with the lost moths,

beating our wings

against reflections

in the window of the mirror

of the sun.

 

 Moon image courtesy of Google Images. / Poem by clinock.

Edited redux.

The Lion Cometh – 1 – (Redux)

LEOLeo is my sun sign – on Wednesday the sun entered the astrological sign of The Lion, always a potent and pivotal force for change, strength and confirmation in my life.

I am re-posting my ‘Celebration of Leo’ series from last year with some edits here and there. This constitutes a blogging summer break of sorts for me as I give my days renovating my patio and condo and preparing my art for a few local community exhibitions. Summertime, for me, is not the “lazy, hazy days” of the song but a time when I feel at the peak of my focussed energy and accomplish more than at any other time of year. In this month of my day of birth I conjure the strength and power of the lion and the subtle wisdom of the domestic cat. Under the mid-year sun and it’s heat I am more myself than I am in all other seasons.

Leo StarMy Leo Star, drawn from the astrological colours given to this sign.

Even though the nature of the lion is a powerful part of who I am, his domestic kin, the pussycat, is a more present and comfortable spirit that shares my days. I waver frequently between both energies.

Brit lionMr B

This and the next few posts will be in honour of the Lion, in words, images and music…

 

Leo wall art by unknown artist, Italy. / Leo Star by clinock / British Lion painting by L D Luard. / Cat photo of Mr. Bunbury who died last year, still cherished and missed. / You Tube video by great Canadian singer, Bruce Cockburn.

The Lion Cometh (2)

old lion

The following humorous monologue was originally written and performed by Stanley Holloway and read here by Roy Hudd. As a child I loved this, still do.

Green Lion

This series of posts are a celebration of my astrological sun sign, Leo, in  words, images and music…

LEO

 Lion sculpture photo by clinock / ‘Green Lion’ painting by unknown artist (Please contact me if you know this artist so I can give credit).

The Lion Cometh (1)

LEO

Leo is my sun sign – yesterday, at the edge of a full moon, the sun entered the astrological sign of The Lion – always a potent and pivotal force for change, strength and confirmation in my life.

Leo Star

My Leo Star, drawn from the astrological colours given to this sign.

Brit lion

Even though the nature of the  lion is a powerful part of who I am, his domestic kin, the pussycat, is a more present and comfortable spirit to share my days. I waver frequently between both energies. Cats have always been my constant companions but lions have only been close to me in my dreams.

Mr B

This and the next few posts will be in honour of the Lion, in words, images and music…

art and photos by clinock / British Lion painting by L D Luard.