Category Archives: Archery

The science of tension, and the art of letting go.

Legacy

We’ve been several years sharing archery inspired by Old-World traditions, but have remained keenly aware of a deeper lore embedded in the ground beneath our feet. A beloved teacher once remarked that memory is retained in the crystalline structure of … Continue reading

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Anchorpoint

              The oaks are shedding visionary poems again; this one has an ambitious project.

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Pearls & the Golden Ring

In our August days, the afternoon Cicada buzz––the sound of southern heat––fades into twilight enchantments of the Katydid rattle. Rattles rattling through late summer nights cooling, then break into the wake of the silence––the dew-heavy webs strewn across meadow’s morning … Continue reading

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Mother of Bows

A new student recently brought us a fine expression of traditional East African archery; it’s a bow crafted by a man of the Hadza people.  The elegance of its effective simplicity, along with the deep cultural traditions which these people … Continue reading

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New Earth

In the lore of America’s First Nations is the story of Earth Diver, a mythic precursor of our local Crayfish.  Narrations tell of an age when the need arose for new land to appear above the primeval sea, but where … Continue reading

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Winter Solstice

Leaning into Winter’s gate, night overcomes our day.  The intimacies of light which we huddle around, can burn in three degrees, but in crossing the threshold we turn inside out and lift the Capricorn sun back home to our zenith.  … Continue reading

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Jeremy’s Garden

Tended by a devotional heart              Your tender-strong hands Wrestle beauty from The blistered earth A Joseph lifted from The deep well of knowing Set dancing as leaf and petal Pollen-drift and broken stone Hear … Continue reading

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Chosen Arrow

While losses to our orbits of family and friends seem to shrink our world of known relations, sometimes it opens us to the creative universe of the unknown.  Our town bears the recent loss of a beloved friend, a son … Continue reading

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Burning Leaf Moon

Twilight fell into night and a full moon rose with an amber-red glow, like firelight from a wood stove.  Our mountains are burning ‘neath a sky that’s forgotten how to rain.  A spring-killing drought leaves a deadly thirst among the … Continue reading

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Archer’s Moon

Orion stalks a chestnut fattened moon; his bow is tuned, his arrow nocked, he watches for the wide angle that invites the shaft of Ash home to the Mark––the One which only he knows.  Shire deer drag their heavy shadows … Continue reading

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