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Liturgy of a New Moon

Crossing the sky with the sun by day,
shadow side pointed Earthward,
honor to the nascent moon begins.
Lunar rituals commence.

Candles set to flame, shimmer in the wind.
Elemental water baptizes anew.
Shrouded in our oaken grove,
we bathe in the sacred presence.

Setting forth our requested intentions,
we prance in the nonexistent illumination
Sun and moon in celestial conjunction,
starting our cycle of life anew.

Maggie D Brace, a life-long denizen of Maryland, teacher, gardener, basketball player and author attended St. Mary’s College and Loyola University, Maryland.  She has written ‘Tis Himself: The Tale of Finn MacCool and Grammy’s Glasses, and has multiple short works and poems in various anthologies.  She remains a humble scrivener and avid reader.


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