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Crow and Gull Attack the Pope's Doves



Crow and Gull Attack the Pope's Doves
(Aquarius Sun Square Saturn in Scorpio)


The wind howls all around the house tonight

while images flicker on the screen—everyone is rebelling!

Orthodox Jews, refusing to serve in the Israeli army,

dance like black-garbed crows,

waving hands in the air like gleeful children,

as state thugs on horseback beat them to the ground;


Chechens saying nyet to Putin,

willing to burn down their cities for freedom;

Bosnian workers fed up—

not enough bread to feed their families;

Tunisia’s constitution includes

protection of the earth.


The UN blasts the Vatican

for shielding predatory priests,

for failing to protect children;

social media explodes with women

speaking out against the men

who stole their innocence.


I open a window, marvel at the fierce wind

blowing in from the sea, where, to the west,

waves are flooding Brittany and England,

the air so warm you could float on it.

Freedom is in the air

and it is thrilling.


Even high above and beyond, the planets

are doing the same dance—take back your authority!

Claim the power stolen by the priests,

the pedophiles, thugs, tyrants, users,

warmongers, thieves, despoilers of the earth—

it never did belong to them. It is yours.


February 7, 2014 





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Reader Comments (6)

I got chills reading this. Powerful!!!

Yes, take back our earth, our children, our rights and our wonder. Let our innocence return to it's rightful position here and in the galaxies. Let beauty reign once again.

And loveā€¦.

:-) Joanne

Monday, February 10, 2014 at 3:12 | Unregistered CommenterJoanne Warfield


Thank you so much for your response. From your mouth to their ears: let beauty reign once again.

Much love,

Monday, February 10, 2014 at 21:41 | Registered CommenterKaaren Kitchell & Richard Beban

Wow-- powerful! A beautiful declaration. It's brilliant how you brought so much together in one poem-- concise and robust. Love it. Love, Cassandra

p.s. The images are gorgeous!

Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 5:11 | Unregistered CommenterCassandra

We have taken back the authority to dictate our future and how we want to live and share life and it looks comfortable, communal, healthy and full of creative expression. We saw the Alexander Calder mobile/stabile show at LACMA last weekend and I wanted to scream with joy at how exceptionally brilliant this leader of our contemporary art history was and still is today. Paintings in air, moved by a breeze! If life could always be this lyrical and beautiful the rest of the world's madness would fall away and be washed down the drain. Love you dear sister Kaaren and brother Richard.

Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 4:24 | Unregistered CommenterJAK

Chere Cassandra,

Thank you so much for this! There's revolution in the air, isn't there? About time!

Much love,

Kaaren & Richard

Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 3:55 | Registered CommenterKaaren Kitchell & Richard Beban


We love Alexander Calder, too. His work reminds me of your spirit. Wish we could have seen this show at LACMA with you and Leatrice.

The world's madness would fall away if everyone had the attitude towards life that you have.

Much love,

Kaaren & Richard

Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 3:59 | Registered CommenterKaaren Kitchell & Richard Beban

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