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  1. Void of course Morning Poem
    by Dikki-Jo
    – from last night’s dreams –

    The trail goes on and on, loops,
    Then leads to
    No where different
    It runs around a river shore
    And there is an island midway …
    Across distant water
    So slow and so still, quiet, the river flows.
    It all is no where different.
    A scene that seems the same
    Yet never the same.

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The Sun, Moon and Fire
Silent and hot—
Reflecting on what is not
Always to burn, turn
Forever to long
For a breakthrough, a bird’s song

Breaking down,
Rejecting a frown,
When you look down
While love in embers glows, shines, aimlessly

By Dikki-Jo Mullen

(This poem was channeled to me while meditating on the affect weather, temperature and the Sun and Moon have always had on life on Earth. )

 

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In honor of St. Patrick’s Day …. a hard freeze is predicted for Central Florida on this March weekend. The world seems quite chaotic so … baking this traditional bread has been warming my heart and hearth all day. Here is an easy and delicious recipe …
Irish Soda Bread Family Recipe
… Compliments of Dikki-Jo Mullen ….
(Mullen (paternal Grandfather) and Rolland (paternal Grandmother) family roots in … County Mayo and County Cork, Eire
Ingredients
· 3 cups all-purpose flour
· 1 tablespoon baking powder
· 1/3 cup white sugar
· 1 teaspoon salt
· 1 teaspoon baking soda
· 1 egg, lightly beaten
· 2 cups buttermilk
· 1/4 cup butter, melted
Directions
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan.
Combine flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and baking soda. Blend egg and buttermilk together, and add all at once to the flour mixture. Mix just until moistened. Stir in butter. Pour into prepared pan.
Bake for 65 to 70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the bread comes out clean.
Cool on a wire rack. Wrap in foil for several hours, or overnight, for best flavor.
Irish Soda Bread Recipe …. Irresistible! add 1/4 c raisins and 1 tsp caraway seeds if desired! Serve with fresh butter or imported Irish country cheeses.

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  1. March Poem  – Ode to the Wee Folk
  2. By Dikki-Jo Mullen
  3. “Undines and Sprites of bitter glass green sea
    turn your spirits, share your dreams with me
    now bright powers and forces the tides will take
    summoning waves, …a wish true to make.”
  4. Walking along the sea side at dawn today, watching a pastel colored Florida sun emerge from the horizon line, I heard this song of the sea sung by a tiny fey being while a bright green sand crab played a lute fashioned from on a conch shell and some strings of sea weed. When the sun’s rays touched them they disappeared.

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