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Ode to the Master

Esther: Animus

I will cut the bedclothes
into plain dark lines
and wear them tattered and stitched
about me,
until you love me as you should.

I will wear last years acorns
moldering and brown and pungent
hanging from my ears like yesterdays tears,
until you love me as you should.

I will sit my monthly days away
on forest floor mosses red and green
gracing earth's great birthing,
until you love me as you should.

I will sing with moaning, keening verses
all the pain we've suffered
wind borne hope I scatter,
until you love me as you should.

Hector: Anima

I will fill my lungs with burning ash
and blow the smoke of dragons
into the night skies waiting,
until you love me as you should.

I will fill my veins with artificial passion
and bellow rude and threatening
into the manmade landscape,
until you love me as you should.

I will pass my passion showering
alone and lonely guarded
against rigid expectations,
until you love me as you should.

I will listen to the verses
of the keening pain that passes
my head won't rise to greet hope,
until you love me as you should.




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Page by Page: A Woman's Journal
by Maggie Turner

Canadian Maggie Turner writes and publishes poetry, photography, and a personal journal online. Her work reflects the current way of life in Canada, embracing Canada's past, present, and future in a unique portrayal of everyday life. Maggie's voice is one of the many that actively depict the rich diversity of Canadian culture.

Photography: "a term which comes from the Greek words photos (light) and graphos (drawing). A photograph is made with a camera by exposing film to light in order to create a negative. The negative is then used in the darkroom to print a photograph (positive) onto light-sensitive paper.
Source: University of Arizona Glossary

Poetry: "a form of speech or writing that harmonizes the music of its language with its subject. To read a great poem is to bring out the perfect marriage of its sound and thought in a silent or voiced performance. At least from the time of Aristotle's Poetics, drama was conceived of as a species of poetry."
Source: Creative Studios

Journal: " "Though a journal may be many things - a treasury, a storehouse, a jewelry box, a laboratory, a drafting board, a collector's cabinet, a snapshot album, a history, a travelogue..., a letter to oneself - it has some definable characteristics. It is a record, an entry-book, kept regularly, though not necessarily daily.... Some (entries) will be nearly illegible, written in the dark in the middle of the night.... Not only is it a record for oneself, but of oneself. Every memorable journal, any successful journal, is honest. Nothing sham, phony, false...." (Dorothy Lambert from Ken Macrorie's book, Writing to be Read )
A journal is a way to keep track of your thoughts about what you read... as well as what you did on any given day."
Source: Journal Writing

A Blog is an online journal created by server side software, often hosted by a commercial interest.

"The term "weblog" was coined by Jorn Barger[4] on 17 December 1997. The short form, "blog," was coined by Peter Merholz, who jokingly broke the word weblog into the phrase we blog in the sidebar of his blog in April or May 1999.[5][6][7] Shortly thereafter, Evan Williams at Pyra Labs used "blog" as both a noun and verb ("to blog," meaning "to edit one's weblog or to post to one's weblog") and devised the term "blogger" in connection with Pyra Labs' Blogger product, leading to the popularization of the terms."

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