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Weighing Words

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An Alluvial Mine Nugget

At the entrance to the Alluvial Mine you are greeted by the Keeper of the Mine.
This is very like the place Goethe writes of in Faust.
Mephistopheles: You see what great advantage it can bring?
The key will scent the right place and skip others
Follow it down. It takes you to the Mothers…..
Sink, then! I could say well say:
Rise! It makes no difference
From forms developed flee
Into realms which are from forms set free!
Rejoice in the things long vanished from our eyes
Whose files, like cloud processions wend their way:
Brandish the key and hold them all at bay

I have been driving all over the place recently, seemingly from one end of Victoria to the other. One thing about driving is that it gives you time to meditate, to reflect and to weigh things up.  I remembered when the Alluvial Mine emerged and delighted in the memory of digging and Weighing Words.

Read about Alluvial Mining and consider spending some time in this magical world of the Mine. You have to use your mouse intuitively when you enter the mine.

Honeycomb of Caverns

Inside the mine I offer a piece I wrote, what seems now like long ago and far, far away

An eye for an eye
A tooth for a tooth

Within the field of rushes
Lies the heart of one
Mother, daughter, wife, sister, friend,
Whose time in this realm is done?

Within the field of rushes
Lies the heart of one
Teacher, counsellor, advocate, imagineer, friend
Who took but gave an eye, a tooth, a shoulder

Earth to Earth
Ashes to ashes dust to dust

Within the field of rushes
Lies a heart of one
Who gave more than she took
Who returns to the source

As light as a feather

Heather Blakey March 29 2005
Drawings by Heather Blakey

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Written by Heather Blakey

June 2, 2009 at 7:59 am

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