Forest of Inner Truth Poem

For today’s post, I have decided to share a poem about going into our inner depths during the Wintertime. Forest of Inner Truth by Maranda Wabik Dancing barefoot In the snow Walking the  Forest  Choosing the true path Snowflakes Glisten in my silky dark hair A velvety cloak  Wrapped about My shoulders Long lacy dress…

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Magickal Faerytales Book Review

For today’s post, I have decided to do a short book review of Magickal Faerytales: An Enchanted Collection of Retold Tales by Lucy Cavendish.   This is a book that was written to retell eleven fairytales in a way that the author felt was possibly more representative of their older origins.    She even wrote…

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Lords Fight Over The Flower Bride Poem

For today’s post, I have decided to share a poem that I have written about the Lords of Winter and Summer fighting over the Flower Bride. Lords Fight Over the Flower Bride by Maranda Wabik Lord of Summer Lord of Winter Fight over The Flower Bride Changing seasons Changing tides Sovereignty  Chooses the rightful Rulers…

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Anne Boleyn, Queen of Reformation

For this week’s Femme Fatale Friday, I have decided to discuss my favorite Queen of all time yet again.   After seeing the new docu-series about her on Netflix, which I also reviewed earlier this week here on White Rose of Avalon, I felt that she was the perfect topic for this week’s Femme Fatale…

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The Book of the Great Queen Review

For today’s post, I have decided to share a brief review of The Book of the Great Queen: The Many Faces of the Morrigan, from Ancient Legends to Modern Devotions by Morpheus Ravenna.    This book is a complex text that examines the whole of the literature about the Morrigan deeply. This book is at…

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Autumn Turns to Winter Poem

For today’s post, I have decided to share a poem about the changing season and the dark half of the year. Autumn Turns to Winter by Maranda Wabik Crisp Autumn leaves  Change to Barren TREES Skeletal in form Weather turned Wickedly cold Autumn is  Becoming WINTER Shining decorations Are hung about the  Whole World Family…

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My Thoughts on Blood, Sex & Royalty: Anne Boleyn

For today’s post, I have decided to share my thoughts on the new Netflix docu-series Blood, Sex & Royalty: Anne Boleyn.   I found this new series as a recommendation from Netflix, which is unsurprising given how much I love the Tudor period.   Of course, given that Anne Boleyn is my favorite Queen of…

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Raven’s Wing Poem

For today’s post, I have decided to share a poem that I have written about ravens as messengers of Morgan le Fay and the transformational power of the Great Goddess. Raven’s Wing by Maranda Wabik Ravens wing Across the sky Sending messages Of Morgana She will Envelope you  Within Raven’s Wings As she pushes you…

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Faerytale Mashups

For today’s post, I have decided to discuss one of my favorite modern media trends.   There has been a trend for the last decade-plus of having media (that is films, books, and movies) where the plot is based around fairytale figures.    But this particular trend is a mash-up of several fairytale figures into…

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