Lemurian City of Ladies

A Lemurian City Built in Memory of Christine de Pizan

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Witches from the tower

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Written by cronelogical

June 21, 2008 at 2:02 am

The Crone ran short of gossip so she went to the top of the palm

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Crone was running short of things to say
so she had the little monkey take her once more
to the top of the palm tree, near to the shore
where she took her binoculars
found in her sights:
a pirate ship pirating
a miners minering
a lazy lady sleeping in a hammock on Owl Island
a boss lady wielding a whip
a doll maker making a magic doll
two other old crones, was that a brawl?
photographers photographing all of the sights
and an old man with a lantern lighting the lights
by day
What are they doing? remains to be seen
she thinks they planning the dread
Her note pad is full so she waits to be taken
back to her computer to get it all down
before the ink fades
and she’s driven from town

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October 7, 2006 at 12:47 am

The Crone’s witches on holiday

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The kitchen witches , Crone is glad to say
have done so much work they need a holiday
so the dear ladies found their very best hats
and cleaned all the brooms and found
the old red canoe, they are on their way
to the city of ladies to spend and to talk
to the waiter who serves them so well.
So don’t be surprised if you find a canoe
parked beside your convertible or a wandering witch
shopping for new straw or a few
little black bats and a stray cat or two
If you would like a chat please join the big table
and try the very best brew if you’re brave from their jug

(They might even offer you a ride )

Written by cronelogical

September 12, 2006 at 3:48 am

Dangerous Women

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The girls built a snow fort…

The story is on Cronelogical, do drop in but be sure to look out for dangerous women armed and guarded. Fran

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September 7, 2006 at 7:34 am

Thursday morning tea

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Seniors day at our Cafe
The elders meet and greet
talk of the day,the weather, the news or when Old Seventy
sold her shoes for a pair of red gumboots
or the time that Fifty-Seven met Sixty-two
or the grandchild that swallowed the cherries
from Grandma’s hat
and had to be pumped–now that
reminds me,  “Do you recall that time you painted
Gran’s   Cadilac  firy red with the can we found
by Gramp’s old barn?”

Square dance meetings in Poplar School
or teacher Black who broke her rule
over Bill’s hard head?  Wasn’t she the one
we caught kissing Jim’s brother?  And how we teased
her next day ’till she blushed?

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August 31, 2006 at 1:25 am

Crone takes her cronies to afternoon tea

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Crone has  taken her  cronies to tea
at  the inn where the chef makes the  best
steaming oysters
and scallops
and things in their shells
all served by himself with a most haughty style
ignoring their hats
and their smiles  
He serves out the fishes and each gets a dollop
of cream
or some pepper to taste
A tall jug of magic brew
will be enough for one or two   
Will you join them?

Written by cronelogical

August 24, 2006 at 10:12 am


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This morning crone spent at her desk in the high tower

looking back

looking over

reading the works of the elders and the others

so sends out a message to all of us who live in this space

Please do as I have done, read back a while, go through the list of us

and wonder at the diversity, detail, breadth, fun

and tell each other what a joy it is to see what we have made together.

Written by cronelogical

August 22, 2006 at 11:33 pm

The Aunty and Uncle at the Pink and Black Ball

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Last night the party was a Pink and Black Ball for the girl who had turned eighteen. Uncle showed up in an all pink suit while Aunt wore a hat with panache. Aunt’s portrait may be found in Cronelogical’s site . (And Hallowe’en’s still to come)

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August 20, 2006 at 11:40 am

Witch Seventy visits the Apothecary

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When Crone-in-the-tower

wanted herbs for her tea
old Kitchen Seventy was happy
for she
could go to the shop
and show off her new hat
dress and new broom
was kind, gave her a fine vessel
filled with good things to take back.
This photo is taken with her consent
by one of the lads with his magical phone
and promised a copy for Seventy to hang
by her trestle

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August 16, 2006 at 11:36 am

The kitchen witch goes for groceries to Il Taverna di Muse

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Waking the crone-of-the-look-out-tower was very hungry
for she had forgotten to lay in supplies and all of her helpers
were still asleep.  She had not thought too much about this
problem when planning her stay high above the City of Ladies.
A stirring in the cottage kitchen reminded her that she had
left her lucky kitchen witch in the  dresser drawer.  She hastily
opened the draw and Kitchen Witch number seventy-two rose
on her broomstick, “Now what am I supposed to do?”

“Please dear dear Seventy, can you help me?  I am so sorry
if you found the forks uncomfortable but it is 48 hours since
dinner.  What can I do?”

Seventy was not in a particularly good mood but recalled
that Old Crone had always hung her carefully on a comfortable
peg beside the warm chimney.  “I’ll do what I can” she said, ”
fetch my basket and fasten it  and I’ll go down to the
Il Taverna di Muse and see if they can rustle up a breakfast
and shop around for some crumpets for tea.”

And so it was that Seventy became the delivery witch
and the Crone was so grateful she made two new frocks
and a very big new hat for her witch and hung her in the
Plac de Honor behind the dining table.   (Please readers
remember that Crone never did pass her French Exam)

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August 15, 2006 at 3:11 am