Cretan women, in childbirth, can smother

Raging contractions with the dictamnus

Evergreen, which has the strength of Somnus

To allay anxieties that pother.

A wreath of it in her hair, another

New Luna made the ancients feel anxious:

Diana, they feared, turned her back on us

In eclipsing Juno, her earth mother.

Kronos, once before, had swallowed her deep

Till Metis forced him to blow out his breath.

Yet, while we over Juno’s fate did weep,

Night stood still in its negative death.

Narayana saw our bleak land of sleep

And, in a flash, “Let there be Light,” he saith.


Sonnet VIII

About cdsmiller17

I am an Astrologer who also writes about world events. My first eBook "At This Point in Time" is available through most on-line book stores. I have now serialized my second book "The Star of Bethlehem" here. And I am experimenting with birth and death charts. If you wish to contact me, or request a birth chart, send an email to
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1 Response to Procreation

  1. cdsmiller17 says:

    This poem is intended as a recitation of legends attached to the dictamnus evergreen.


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