Initiation

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by Viktoria Vidali on August 10, 2017

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Your love bathed me
in waters of pure embrace
a love forever present –
above pain and argument
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The Magic Of Yarrow

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by Sharon Brown on August 1, 2017

in General,Guest Writers,Monthly Post

There was magic, she said, in the plants we gathered from the mountain. Magic plants had three reasons for living: They gave us food, they gave us medicine, and they gave us beauty. She said yarrow was truly magic because it was also a plant that could live with very little water. To me, the very best part about yarrow was that it was so old it had a story to tell. That made it even more magical. I loved Aunt Bett’s stories.
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Acceptance

by Viktoria Vidali on July 24, 2017

in General,Monthly Post,Poetry

As another day gives way
to the stillness of night
a lone bat darts under cover
of the old wooden porch
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Pansies

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by Viktoria Vidali on July 10, 2017

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Beauty itself

They nod their pretty heads
in the morning air
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The Shade Garden & The Snake

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by Sharon Brown on July 1, 2017

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During most winters my grandmother visited her two daughters in cities far from the mountains where I was growing up. As soon as spring arrived, she came home again to garden.

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Enigma

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by Viktoria Vidali on June 24, 2017

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In times of trouble and need,
what can we offer each other
to truly calm the heart?
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Paula Gray

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by Viktoria Vidali on June 10, 2017

in Art,General,Monthly Post,The Creative Voice

THE CREATIVE VOICE. This is the twelvth and last in a series of monthly posts that will explore the sources of creative inspiration of living artists. Featured artists will speak of the unique circumstances that cause the Muses to visit them, and how they understand and interpret what the Muses are imparting. The artists will share their personal intuitions and insights, sometimes by telling a story, sometimes by explaining a concept or vision. May this exhilarating voyage encourage and motivate the artist in each of us.
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I grew up loving wildflowers. During the 40s and 50s there weren’t many other flowers available in the mountains of eastern Kentucky. I also grew up loving color and I was particularly attracted to red. Imagine my disappointment when I discovered very few red wildflowers growing in my mountains.

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Memory

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by Viktoria Vidali on May 24, 2017

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Go deep into memory,
not like an excavator with a pick and shovel,
but like a pioneer, absorbing from a high ridge
a flower-filled valley that on its far edges
reaches the sea.
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Keith Canova

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by Viktoria Vidali on May 10, 2017

in Art,General,Monthly Post,Music,The Creative Voice

THE CREATIVE VOICE. This is the eleventh in a series of monthly posts that will explore the sources of creative inspiration of living artists. Featured artists will speak of the unique circumstances that cause the Muses to visit them, and how they understand and interpret what the Muses are imparting. The artists will share their personal intuitions and insights, sometimes by telling a story, sometimes by explaining a concept or vision. May this exhilarating voyage encourage and motivate the artist in each of us.
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