Fuel for the Fire: March 19th

I am slowly working my way through The Black Unicorn by Audre Lorde. Her poems are powerful and present and as vital today as they must have been when this book was first published, in 1978.

There are so many I could quote, but with the return of the light, and the scent of spring coming up on the wind at dusk now and again, this excerpt has been on my mind:

“The sun is watery warm
our voices
seem too loud for this small  yard
too tentative for women
so in love
the siding has come loose in spots
our footsteps hold this place
together
as our place
our joint decisions make this possible
whole.
I do not know when
we shall laugh again
but next week
we will spade up another plot
for this spring’s seedlings”

from “Walking Our Boundaries”

Additionally, some recent non-book fuel:

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The path to the beach after a morning snow squall.
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A warming winter dinner: lamb meatballs, dal, roasted sweet potatoes.

 

Here’s to a great week of reading retuning light.

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