Myth & Moor update
On snowdrops and hope


Starfall by Flora McLachlan

My apologies, once again, for disruptions to Myth & Moor's publishing schedule -- due first to the usual heath issues, and more recently to the sudden death of my youngest brother. He died under distressing circumstances, so I haven't known quite what to say about it. I'll let poetry speak for me instead. Keith was loved by many, and left us too soon. I wish you peace, Little Bro.

Brother and Sister by John B. GruelleVert
by Catherine Staples

As in green, vert, a royal demesne     
stocked with deer. Invert as in tipped
as a snow globe, going nowhere in circles
but not lost, not bereft as the wood
without deer, waiting for the white antlered
buck, or his does, or any slim yearling
to step along the berm, return. Vertigo
as in whirling round, swimming in the head,
unanchored by the long spring,
the horse cantering, the meadow dropping
like an elevator into the earth, falling
like Persephone through a crevice, a swiveling
crack, a loose screw, a lost way. Disordered
White-tail deer, Texasas in death lasts, my brother’s not coming back.
The spin of it continuous as in looking down
from height, and then it stops, the spinning
just slows, a chariot wheel stilled in grass.
The world is the same, but it isn’t. The tipped
views of trees when hanging from your knees.
The deer in twos and threes watching.

Roe Buck

The Sleeping Heart of Winter by Catherine Hyde

Pictures: "Starfall" by Flora McLachlan, an illustration for the fairy tale "Brother & Sister" by Johnny B. Gruelle (1880-1938), two white-tailed deer, a roe buck, and "The Sleeping Heart of Winter" by Catherine Hyde.

Words: The poem first appeared in Poetry magazine (October 2015); all rights reserved by the author.


Oh Terri, I am so sorry. Condolences to you and all who hold him in their hearts. x

Oh my dear. Yours is a poignant tribute and a deep loss I share with you. My own 'little' brother left the planet at seventy years early in December 2019 and "The world is the same, but it isn’t."

Oh, Terri. So much love to you.

so sorry to hear this terri-so sad. love xxxx

So very sorry Terr; how hard for you. Sending love. xx

Sending love. So, so very sorry.

I'm truly sorry about the loss of your Brother, Terri.

Sending hugs and comfort your way. So very sorry for your loss.

I am very sorry for your loss of your brother, Terri. My sincere condolences. Thinking of you during such a difficult and sad time.

Hugs and more hugs, Terri.

(((Hugs))) I'm so sorry,Terri. My thoughts are
with you and your family

I understand. Sending comfort to you and all who are his.

My sincerest condolences to you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss.

Words are inadequate during such times, but know that there are others quietly breathing beside you in your darkness, ready to smile with you when light returns. Much love, dear lady.

I am so sorry for the loss of your brother,Teri.

Sadness at such a loss, sending virtual hugs and quietness.

I am so sorry, Terri. Love from myself and Veronica.

My heart is with you. I am so sorry.

Trebly sorry for your loss

sunshine will dance your sprit through my days as I listen for your foot steps as a watch chimes of wings flutter through wind the laughter of our youthful days will sing you name to me as I sing your song to the world you will never be far my heart all that I have thought you your are now teaching me dancing -dancing through fielding green hills your spirt dances like dear at plat like dear at play you will always dance in my life I love you deer brother I love you for ever as the wind sing your name

This is so sad.Love to you and the others in the family, it is really awfull.

Terri, I am so sorry. It's especially difficult to have a sibling leave this world. Sending Grace and live to you, your family and your brothers spirit💛

Holding you in my thoughs.

Sending you strength in this awful time. May your memories help you through the grief.

I'm so so sorry to hear this, Terri. Much love to you.

Dear Terri

I send you my heart felt condolences and hope that in some way you find personal peace. There are no words to describe grief or even comfort. I can only say I deeply empathize and understand. Hopefully, you can draw solace from his memory and his beautiful spirit that lives on.

Take care
all my best,

I'm sorry to hear this sad news, Terri. Having lost my sister when she was very young, I can understand something of what you're feeling. Impossible as it may seem now, a time will come when the sense of loss and deep sadness is tempered by memories of happier times spent with your brother.

My condolences to you and your family for the loss of your brother. May you all find peace.

I'm so sad for you and with you, Terri. I'm wishing your brother peace, and all who love him strength and comfort. Please know you're in my thoughts and I'm so very sorry.

So sorry for you and your family. Big hugs and wishing you peace.

So sorry for your loss :(

I am so very sorry, Terri.

I'm so sorry.

My sweet friend, this must be so difficult. May love surround and sustain you. My deepest condolences to you and all who loved Keith. ((hugs))

I’m deeply sorry for your loss Terry. I lost my big bro many moons ago, and miss him forever more. For the love and loss of our dear ones, sending heart energy across the waters. ❤️

holding you and your family in my thoughts

Terri, I'm so sorry for your loss. Sending you so much love! e

Adding my thoughts of love to you and your family. I am so sorry, dear Terri .

Ach, Terri, my deepest condolences. I'm so terribly sorry for your loss. All love & strength to you at such a difficult time.

What a gift of a poem, for such a terrible thing.

Terri, I am so, so, sorry for your loss. Losing a sibling is such a sad thing. My deepest condolences.

Dear Terri,
I'm so sorry to read about Keith. Peace be with you all in this time of grief. Brightest Blessings.

Sorry for your loss Terri.
Your writings have been a source of great comfort and peace for me. I hope you will be able to find the same. Stay strong.

During these dark days, your messages are words of light. Thank you. All of you.

Terri, my deepest condolences for you and your family at this great loss. You are in my thoughts tonight, be gentle with yourself, and hold your memories dear. xxx

Terri, my deepest condolences for you and your family at this great loss. You are in my thoughts tonight, be gentle with yourself, and hold your memories dear. xxx

so sorry for your loss terri...sending love and sympathy to you and your family. my dad passed on february 3, feeling his absence and the great river of love ~

I, too, have a younger brother, far away in Brazil, and I sorry we don't talk more, laugh more with each other, as we once did. I hold you, Terri, in that bubble of love tnat ollder sisters have for their younger siblings, as you are to me in a very true way. This living, this aging, this dying does not seem to get any easier, but harder.


So very sorry for your loss.

Sending love to you and yours.

I'm so sorry for your loss! Hope the happy memories will give you strength!

My heartfelt condolences. Our siblings are so dear to us, such a part of us no matter the distance. May your memories of your brother bring you comfort. Wrapping you in love.

Gods, that's rough.
I read the poem out loud, here in the North. Sending love to Dartmoor.

Deepest condolences on your loss. I wish you peace and light.

Oh Terri, I'm so sorry. Sending you most profound sympathy and love, and gratitude for the grace and light you share with us all, all the time.

I'm so sorry for your loss.

I am so sorry to hear of his death. It is a lovely memorial poem and pictures you've put up for him.

So sorry, Terri. Our condolences, to you and your family.

I'm so sorry. Surrounding you and your family with love.

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your brother, my deepest condolences to you and your family in this time of grief. *hugs*

I am so sorry to learn of this, Terri. We send our deepest condolences to you and yours. <3

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