Heron

  Your wings arch and rise. Beneath such tides the world is silenced.   Observant, the clouds roll back a parchment scribed with prophesy I can’t translate.   Your eye, dart sharp, immaculate, clear as a lake reflecting granite sky. Your dull plumage brims with a universe of stars.   From marble plinth, brink you … More Heron

Folktale and Myth for Modern Times – The Handless Maiden

The Handless Maiden is a European folk tale that I first read in the Jungian analyst Robert Johnson’s wonderful book on the archetypal male and female wounds: “The Fisher King and the Handless Maiden.” It is fascinating to me how relevant these ancient stories are to the contemporary world. Below is the story. There once lived … More Folktale and Myth for Modern Times – The Handless Maiden