Heroic Cooking


“Cooking is an amazing thing. It both protects us against and heals us from much that would otherwise leave us broken.”  — Bill Penzey

I have delicious dishes
simmering in my new moon
oven. I used new soul spices,
and set out all the ingredients
carefully, not mixing it up
until 9:57 p.m. when Aries
brought that fiery springtime
energy to fuel
all of my intentions.
I am cooking up a feast,
manifesting my witchy powers
in a bold display. Even though
it’s snowing outside, just under the
rich soil, seeds are cracking open.
The birds are singing loud
choruses to greet the dawn.
We have the power right now
to plant what’s needed:
soul food for our great great
grandchildren. Let the tantalizing scent
of all these slow marinations
open your eyes to
the new life stirring.
Come, dance
in a sacred circle,
drum and sing in a wild
cacophony of joy.
When we are truly hungry,
we will savor these complexities.
For now, crank up the music
and let’s celebrate
while our intentions simmer
in the cauldrons of our hearts.

Inspired by The Daily Word Prompt: crank


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Victoria Stuart

I'm a poet, philosopher and inner seeker. A giver, lover and a healer who studies the heart.

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