The Oracle’s suggestions came thick and fast today, perhaps because I am starting a new story set in her neck of the woods, in a time when I might just possibly meet her.


Something bleeds something dances
something laughs and the scene is set
for an epic a story timeless as the universe
where change is so slow
our hands cannot measure
the gap between what was and what is.

The story weaves in and out of stars
watched by the glassy eyes of ice floes
the cold ocean waves and sometimes
just sometimes the dance macabre
and the laughter are joyous red

gold and silver spangled
like poetry or painted beauty
or the swish of a fox’s brush.

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

21 thoughts on “Myth”

      1. I’ve been digging back in Irish mythology to find the original stories before the Christians tampered with them. You find the same thing with the Greeks. Once Athens became the most powerful state in the Mediterranean, all the old customs and religions were wiped out, including, especially including the matrilinear civilisations like Crete and probably Colchis. That’s were the monsters came from…

  1. Oh–this is lovely!
    “The story weaves in and out of stars
    watched by the glassy eyes of ice floes. . .”

    Time less stories. So. . .the Oracle gave me words right away, too, today–and an actual poem myth, and I used a Redon painting. . . 😀

      1. I’ve just started this story and I’m trying to get northern Europe out of my head and get into antique Crete. I can understand that the Oracle would be helping me along with that, but it’s strange (and comforting) that you’re in the same place 🙂

  2. Magic! That’s good support to have.

    My message was a bit cryptic, but the art certainly fits right in with your images. Perhaps it just reflects my own lack of focus right now. (K)

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