Monday, February 1, 2010
Happy Wolf Moonday!
Happy Moonday! Its just past the full wolf or purge moon, which this year happens to be one of the biggest and brightest of the year.
This marks week 5 of the Moonday Experiment, designed to help me, and whoever else wants to play, to take a little time out on Mondays to celebrate the moon by doing something creative and/or wild despite the dominant culture's referendum on Monday wildness.
Personal update on the experiment: Lots of exciting creativity seems to be seeping into my life from all sorts of places. This is making me happy. Something is shifting...
Today is also my very dear friend Eve's birthday and so my Moonday offering this week is a poem about Eve the first in honor of both of them.
From Applesauce for Eve by Marge Piercy
You are indeed the mother of invention,
the first scientist. Your name means
life: finite, dynamic, swimming against
the current of time, tasting, testing,
eating knowledge like any other nutrient.
We are all the children of your bright hunger.
We are all products of that first experiment,
for if death was the worm in that apple,
the seeds were freedom and the flowering of choice.
Picture of Eve's Apple, sculpture by Edwina Sandys
I would love it (actually, I'm squeezing my eyes shut, crossing my fingers tightly, and holding my breath) if you would share a poem, either one of your own or another one that you like, links to artwork, stories, songs, dances... any art--in the broadest sense of the word-- that you want to share or that inspires you. May your day and night be peppered with unbridled laughter, wise foolishness, and unexpected delights.