Speaking as If

May 25, 2016

Komet Halley 1910: Das Betreten der Milchstraße ist bei Strafe verboten!

240 BC – First recorded perihelion passage of Halley’s Comet.

1085 – Death-day of Gregor VII – One of the great reforming popes, best known for the ‘Investiture Controversy’, attacking the practice of simony (trafficking for money in “spiritual things”- named after Simon Magus, who is described in Acts 8:9–24 as offering Peter & John, payment in exchange for their empowering him to impart the Holy Spirit to anyone he laid hands on) & his dispute with Henry IV. In Rudolf Steiner’s Karma Lectures Vol. I/12 he was revealed as Haeckel in a previous life.


1803 – Birthday of Ralph Waldo Emerson an American essayist, lecturer, & poet who led the Transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century. He was seen as a champion of individualism.

1803- Birthday of Edward Bulwer-Lytton an English novelist, poet, playwright, & politician. Theosophists Annie Besant & especially Helena Blavatsky incorporated his thoughts & ideas, from: ‘The Last Days of Pompeii’, ‘Vril’, ‘The Power of the Coming Race’ & my fav. ‘Zanoni’, in her own books.

He coined the phrases “the great unwashed”,”pursuit of the almighty dollar”, “the pen is mightier than the sword”, “dweller on the threshold”, as well as the well-known opening line “It was a dark and stormy night”.

1904 – Birthday of Wilhelm Jordan a German writer & politician, seen as “a precursor of Nietzsche and pioneer of Darwin in Germany”; Known for his books ‘Mysterium Demiurgos’ & his translation of the Edda.

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~I imagine the Ancient Ones

Speaking as if

I were their dream –

Her mouth dry as bone

Old lips grown yellow & hard

A beak that crushes words like seed…

And after a long flight thru my imagination

She drops each sound

To fall in a field left fallow

Yet secretly full

Of verses for the future



4 thoughts on “Speaking as If

  1. I am moved by the ancient ones; knowing I am their dream…

    Hazel, thank you for the inspirationally haunting poem! This is very moving and highly interesting.

    John Steven

  2. ” And after a long flight thru my imagination” (I love that line)…I remember Emerson words and poetry that transitioned my life. Today my thoughts came through by lake Michigan,

    As we sit silently on rocks
    By quiet still waters
    Harbouring our dreams that
    Got lost in moments along our way
    I forgot what I was thinking

    :)) Thank you Hazel, it’s fun to write again

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