Here are some poems I have written in honor of some of the
signs. The collection is not complete - I guess I have some more writing
to do! I hope my Muse visits me again soon.
The twins, two born of one,
The Yin and the Yang,
Opposing and completing one another.
inquisitive, curious, playful,
Jack of All Trades
Master of None,
Grasping all experience,
Spreading out in all directions
Communicating, Teaching, Learning,
Travelling in space or mind
on the wings of Mercury.
Variety - the Spice of Life:
Friends, Excitement, Joie de Vivre -
High on Ideas,
The Conscious Intellectual.
Two In One Double The Fun.
Janet Booth 12/16/77
A Cancer Poem
Sub-Conscious Lunar light
Seep into my soul
Through the pineal portal
of my mind's eye.
Open up the Sister
to my mental Man In The Moon.
From to Crescent to Sphere
Wax me -
Til I shine
with my own Luminescence
When August culminates what May begun,
Sunflowers reaching toward their source, the Sun,
And humid haze hangs still above the fields
And harvest to perfection at last yields,
Then Vestal Virgins, Keepers of the Flame,
Encircled by golden auras of the same,
Amid the yellow sunshine radiance
Come make a dancing of their ambiance.
Praising Ceres, baskets overflowing,
They celebrate the gathering and knowing
What they produce below is from above,
They reap the land they labored o'er with love.
Attuned to rhythmic cycles of the seasons,
They've gone beyond looking for life's reasons.
And dwelling bodily in simplicity
Have blossomed their minds limitless and free.
The travelling of their hearts and minds and souls
Transports them far beyond their dales and knolls,
And though their bodies stay upon the plain,
Forever in the Nagual they remain.
A meditation of their work they've made
With Shakti and with Shiva they have played
Now to their fruition they have come
And in heaven they have made their home.
This poem is for Virgo and concerns perfecting oneself through spiritual
pursuit. Ceres is the goddess of grains (think of cereal) as well as a dwarf planet in astrology that is associated with Virgo. The reference to
the Nagual is from Carlos Castenada's work with the Mexican Yaqui Indian,
Don Juan. The Nagual is a spiritual state for which we have no suitable
translation. Shakti and Shiva are Hindu gods.
A LIBRAN DANCE
Lots and lots of lovely Librans
lying lazily on the lawn,
Slowly sensing the sun's descending
soaking up the last of Her rays,
Hibernating through the long night,
awaiting to greet again the Dawn,
Following Sol through the sky transcending,
learning to balance the dark with the days,
Learning to balance the yang with the yin,
what is without with what is within.
Striving for Harmony, Peace, Trust and Love
by bringing below what is above.
Gazing high, his bowstring drawn,
The Archer takes his aim,
To pierce the veil of ignorance
With wisdom is his game
The flame upon his arrow
Spreads light throughout the dark
With Jupiter's direction, It goes right to the riiark
Half man, half beast, and partly god,
A combination not so odd
Spirit prancing in the flesh,
Is the Centaur, Sagittarius.
Janet E. Booth December 5, 1979 (For E.J.K., Jr., on his Birthday)
SWIMMING (In The Sea of Life)
Neptune, wisened old man of the sea,
Do you see you are connected to me?
A1ma Mater's the ocean--we're of the same school
Chasing our tails, Playing The Fool.
Through seasonal cycles, both up- and down-stream
Like lemmings, we follow the call of The Dream.
Reflective of spirit, we circle around,
Learning to swim only to drown
Only to rise again up to the sky,
To turn into raindrops and down again fly.
A Poem For Pisces Inspired by Jophra's painting for Pisces 3/13/81
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