February 4th, 2015

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Poem: "Taking Refuge in the Triple Gem"

This poem was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] rix_scaedu, [personal profile] redsixwing, and Stephen Laird. It has been sponsored by Stephen Laird. It also fills the "emancipation" square in my 12-30-14 card for the Rites of Passage fest. This poem belongs to the series Kung Fu Robots.

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Poem: "Star Deity"

This poem is from the February 3, 2015 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] alexseanchai and this picture. It has been sponsored by [personal profile] lynnoconnacht.


"Star Deity"


Star Deity is black light
Star Deity is white shadows

Robe made of nebulas
Hairpins of embers

Star Deity is masculine female
Star Deity is feminine male

Fingerprints of kindling
Footprints of ashes

Star Deity's spirit is too big
To be only one thing.

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Notes:

“The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.”
-- Carl Sagan

Star deities may be associated with the night, sky, and/or sun.

Androgynous deities may have traits of both sexes, none, or something else altogether.

Because human thought is limited, but we often conceive of divinity as unlimited, we may describe deities as transcendent.  Even religions with more specific, personified deities often have an Unknowable Divine as well.

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Poem: "Cutting Through the Tape"

This poem came out of the February 3, 2015 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] dialecticdreamer. It also fills the "trusted with a knife" square in my 12-30-14 card for the Rites of Passage fest. This poem has been sponsored by [personal profile] lynnoconnacht. It belongs to the Antimatter & Stalwart Stan thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

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Icon of Kande

djinni made me this beautiful icon of Kande, the hera of my sword & soul series Kande's Quest (which you can find via the Serial Poetry page).  Also his Icon Day is currently open for requests!

Kande Icon

You can see the beauty marks on her face, done in a style used by various African tribes to show off admired traits such as pain tolerance and a kickass immune system.  The Y-marks are the base standard, part of the puberty rites.  You can ask for as many more dots as you want.  As Kande puts it, "My face fell in love with the knife."  Hawt hera is hawt.
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Poem: "Every Color of the Rainbow"

This poem is spillover from the Febrary 3, 2015 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from Readera. It also fills the "celebratory kiss" square in my 1-3-15 card for the [community profile] trope_bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by [personal profile] janetmiles. It belongs to my main science fiction universe, in the Freedom System colony.

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Poem: "Beth Marks"

This poem is from the February 3, 2015 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] janetmiles and [personal profile] alexseanchai. It also fills the "You make my world a better place" square in my 1-31-15 card for the Valentine's Day Bingo Fest. This poem has been sponsored by [personal profile] janetmiles. It is a sequel to "Faeder Way" in the series Feathered Nests.

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