Friday, December 2, 2016

A Means of Making Contact

The penis is a means of making contact, literally "reaching out" for the other, not to hurt or invade, but to pleasure and delight – mutually! . . . Not just me, and not just the other, but both simultaneously. Is that not an ideal metaphor for what all human relationships should be?


See also the previous posts:
Not a Weapon or a Mere Tool | Body and Soul | Phallus | Penis | Hard | Soft

Monday, November 28, 2016

Hare Kiss

Image: Photographer unknown.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Morning Light

Image: Subject and photographer unknown.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

I Call to Cernunnos . . .

. . . of the ancient forest deep
Draped in the richness of moss and leaf
Whose antlers are the branches of the World Tree
And holds the torc as Nature’s Chief
By fur and fins, scales and feathers
By ash and holly, thorn and oak
By land and sky, sea and nether.

Stag Crowned One do I evoke
O’ Lord of Green hear my prayer
Given in perfect love and trust
By Fire and Water, Earth and Air
Keep me humble and keep me just

O’ Lord of Shadow receive my gift
Guide and guard me throughout my days
Heal and hold me when I float adrift
While you whisper the age-old ways

O’ Lord of Light feel my earnest heart
Fill it with Power, Love and Wisdom
As I walk the path of the White Hart
And honor the turning seasonal rhythms

Shed in me what needs to be undone
Align my Will with Divinity
For the highest good; harming none
As I will it, so mote it be

Thank You

Mat Walker (2014)

See also the previous post:
In the Image of the Horned God

Related Off-site Links:
Integrating Cernunnos, "Archetype of Sensuality and the Instinctual World"The Wild Reed (January 26, 2016).
Concerning Cernunnos (Part 1)Musings from Gelli Fach (July 23, 2011).
Concerning Cernunnos (Part 2): Accessing the Fruits of the WildMusings from Gelli Fach (July 27, 2011).

Image: Raiecha.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Leaping Hare

Image: "Leaping Hare" by Mark Hearld.

See also the previous posts:
Leaping Hare (2014)
Leaping Hare (2009)
The Leaper

Sunday, October 30, 2016

The Art of Dante Cirquero

Dante Cirqero describes himself as a circus performer, photographer and melomaniac.

His Tumblr site, "Bare Your Soul," vividly and beautifully reflects his belief that “Once we are aware that our nudity makes us objects of desire, we become truly naked.”

See also: The Art of Nebojsa Zdravkovic | Brenden Sanborn | Wilhelm von Gloeden | Richard Haines | John MacConnell | Leo Rydell Jost | Jim Ferringer | Juliusz Lewandowski | Felix d'Eon | Herbert List | Joe Ziolkowski

Saturday, October 22, 2016

In Morning Light

Image: "Hare in Morning Light with Hoar Frost" by Ian Paul Haskell. (Winner of the Habitat prize in the 2011 British Wildlife Photography Awards.)

Saturday, October 15, 2016


It is safe to sleep alone
In a place no one knows
And to seek life under stones
In a place water flows

It is best to find in sleep
The missing pieces that you lost
Best that you refuse to weep
Ash to ash, dust to dust

It is strange to sleep alone
In a place no one knows
Strange to shelter under stones
In a place water flows

It is safe to walk with me
Where you can read the sky and stars
Safe to walk upon the sea
In my sleep we can go far

It is safe to sleep alone
In a place no one knows
And to shelter under stones
In a place water flows

It is strange to sleep alone
In a place no one goes
Strange to seek life under stones
In my sleep, no one knows

See also the previous posts:
Luminous and Safe in Vulnerability
Hare's Dream
Morning Light XV

Image 1: Subject and photographer unknown.
Image 2: "Nesting Hare" by Deborah Sheehy.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Bel Homme

Image: Subject and photographer unknown.

Thursday, September 15, 2016


Images: Nyle DiMarco (photographers unknown).

Related Off-site Links:
Model Nyle DiMarco Talks Being Deaf & LGBTQ – Edge Media Network (September 13, 2016).
Nyle DiMarco Stars in ASL Ad for Hillary Clinton: "The Voice of Your Vote is the Greatest Voice We Have" – Andy Towle (Towleroad, September 20, 2016).

See also the previous posts: Philip | Charlie | Sukdeep | Rafael | Mon Bel Ami