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Terri Windling
Dartmoor, in England's West Country
Writer, artist, book editor, folklorist.
Interests: myth and mythic arts
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Howard is up in London this week (teaching puppetry) and our house is remarkably quiet. So I'm using this opportunity to take a "Work Retreat" over the next few days, focused on getting my little Secret Project finished at last.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2017 at Myth & Moor
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The two Virago fairy tale books edited by Angela Carter are essential reading in the fairy tale field; as is Carter's reworking of the tales in her brilliant, influential story collection The Bloody Chamber -- the text (I'd argue) that... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2017 at Myth & Moor
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Lloyd Alexander (1924-2007) was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, served in military intelligence during World War II, studied at the University of Paris after the war, then worked in advertising and journalism (as a cartoonist and layout artist) while launching his... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2017 at Myth & Moor
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Today, the music of Rebekka Karijord, which seems to echo the introspective mood I'm in as the week begins.... Karijord is a Norwegian singer/songwriter, sound technician, and composer for film & dance, based in Sweden. She has a new album... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2017 at Myth & Moor
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Fridays are my day for re-visiting posts from the Myth & Moor archves. This one comes from March, 2014.... Animal encounters often come in clusters -- one month there are deer bounding constantly through the woods, another month brings several... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2017 at Myth & Moor
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Before the birth, she moved and pushed inside her mother. Her heart pounded quickly and we recognized the sound of horses running: the thundering of hooves on the desert floor. Her mother clenched her fists and gasped. She moans ageless... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2017 at Myth & Moor
Thank you, Jane and Wendy, for the exceptionally lovely poetry...and to all of you for your thoughts and presence.
Toggle Commented Mar 8, 2017 on Loving the wounded world at Myth & Moor
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"To our indigenous ancestors, and to the many aboriginal peoples who still hold fast to their oral traditions, language is less a human possession than it is a property of the animate earth itself, an expressive, telluric power in which... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2017 at Myth & Moor
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"Joanna Macy writes that until we can grieve for our planet we cannot love it -- grieving is a sign of spiritual health. But it is not enough to weep for our lost landscapes; we have to put our hands... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2017 at Myth & Moor
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There's so much turmoil in the world right now that I'm going to go against the grain of worry and fear to start the week with music that reminds us of the resilience of the human spirit, and the joy... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2017 at Myth & Moor
How utterly perfect! Tilly continues to be outraged by the tauntings of the seven cats next door, so she won't appreciate this poem...but I do!
Toggle Commented Mar 3, 2017 on The hound's prayer at Myth & Moor
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Please come, Lady Spring. Bring sun, soft rain, and mud gentle under paw and foot. Swell the streams and wake the Wild Ones from their sleep. Oh, please hurry and come. I am dreamimg of grass river banks and bird... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2017 at Myth & Moor
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"As doors to the next world go, a bog ain't a bad choice. It's not quite water and it's not quite land -- it's an in-between place." - Ransom Riggs (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children) Today's recommended reading: "Love... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2017 at Myth & Moor
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I see that I wasn't mistaken: you are all up to the challenge! Wonderful poems and comments here. Thank you.
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"Be wild; that is how to clear the river. The river does not flow in polluted, we manage that. The river does not dry up, we block it. If we want to allow it its freedom, we have to allow... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2017 at Myth & Moor
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I've been working on the Secret Something for about three weeks (and in my spare time only, not during regular work hours) -- so I don't know whether to be touched or appalled that you think I can produce a novel in that amount of time! The Secret Something isn't writing or artwork; it's a small side-project. And now I'm worried that people might be expecting something larger and will be disappointed... The Oliver poem is beautiful. Thank you for sharing it.
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As the final stretch of my Secret Project goes on and on, I'm worried that I've been neglecting readers of Myth & Moor. So here's my plan: While I'm finishing up the work at hand (which I truly hope won't... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2017 at Myth & Moor
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Well, creative projects have a way of taking longer than expected...or at least they do for me...so I'm still finishing the last bits of the Secret Something, which seem to be taking longer than all the rest of it combined.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2017 at Myth & Moor
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