Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Beautiful O' Clock

Thursday, February 22, 2007

happy tibetan new year from hetty and ossian

etching by Hetty MacLise

It is a true blessing to have a pig year, because, nothing is too much to ask for a pig. They are loyal, humanitarian, charitable, and able to keep secrets, because they take friendships very seriously. Therefore, there will be gentleness, integrity and discretion, and we should try to keep a sense of humour at all times, as well as being as intellectual as possible, strong-willed, pure and hardworking, but please people, do not expect huge successes in the hard business world.

Be sincere, loving, truthful, and non-competitive, in short, good people, be respectful, and upstanding members of your community. Understand peoples soft loving natures and try not to criticize people for sometimes being naive, defenceless and insecure. In Tibetan, it is called 'Phak-lo.'

Be careful of the years, of anything to do with the years 1929, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, and 2001. To take notice for the positive years in combination for this year, 1928 & '29, 1938 & '39, 1948 & '49, 1958 & '59, 1968 & '69, 1978 & '79, 1988 & '89, 1998 & '99, and we wish you all the very best.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Lhosar in Glastonbury!

Photograph by Wendy Teasdill-Rowe

Hetty and the Wandmaker

Photograph by Wendy Teasdill-Rowe

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

An Owl from Hetty

Etching by Hetty MacLise

Monday, February 12, 2007

the song of angus of the brugh

when the world was young, beloveds, the bear people came to wales and stayed there teaching the ancient magic and singing the world songs. after some time they resolved to return to the sky.

Collage by Tim Barnes
one of their number however was a lady called rhiannon who had the charm over the birds, she had become enamored of a wandering minstral called angus of the brugh and together they had made the child phriddri. so being settled like she told her sister bloddwyth who was made from flowers as was she, that she would to stay where she lived with angus of the brugh beside the lake.

after some argument this was what she did, waved good bye to her brothers from the sky and settled down to be happy. they were for a while until angus of the brugh got tangled up in his harp strings and died, not in battle nor yet in his bed, so there was some mystery there.

the elders came along and took four year old phriddri away for his learning. rhiannon sang angus of the brughs' songs and travelled around as you will hear for she heard much and observed many goings on ....

All Photographs by Ira Cohen

The Marriage Stick

The Marriage Stick
by Angus MacLise

Hold still beloved
The silver hilt the starlight of our incredible longing
Hold still beloved and bring your mouth close to mine
The crescent moon arch over the shores of our tidal meeting
Hold still beloved
The black stone of our silence and our essential mystery
Hold still beloved and bring your mouth close to mine
The tricolored braid of our union the exploding vision
Hold still beloved
The earth below rises in passion to the pure heights
Hold still beloved and bring your mouth close to mine
And we may begin to bed with lions and angels


In the twighlight flash... there
In the sudden
flicker of awe before
the simple
trees of where I still see you
I mean the scarcely believable number of
rainbows we have
seen together
In between
I realize
there is nothing ever recent
with us Hetty
& all the bewilderment seemed to end
when we
with inconceivable telegrams
looked across
the druidic pool
that time
& of course the clouds
rushed by overhead totally ignoring
the narc silhouetted against
the sky
and the delicate flame
over which
he had no power
What it
comes down to is the
frequent unrelenting
magic which I never question
Within you
the living) forever and ever.

Angus wrote this in Nepal, in 1974 but, the scene occured, in Golden gate park, in 1967.

Above Photo by Ira Cohen

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Maggie's Irish

Etching by Hetty MacLise

Friday, February 9, 2007

Ballad of the Gone MacLise

Photgraphy and Poem by Ira Cohen
Drawing by Hetty MacLise

Thursday, February 8, 2007

Stormy Seas

Painting by Hetty MacLise