a daily tanka — July 3

the storm howls about
bucketing trees, snatching hats 
trying doors and panes
— my collie stays close
that sky-dog quails her brave heart 

Image: Wollongong Radar, c/- Australian Bureau of Meteorology. Another east coast low swirls up in the Tasman Sea, so dog and I are on the couch.

For music this morning, here’s vocal trio Voice – with their album Hildegard Portraits (Youtube) – music marking the tenth anniversary of the canonisation of the 12th-century spiritual leader, theologian, mystic, scientist and composer, St. Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179). (Wondering why it took so long for the church to get around to granting her sainthood? The answer is here)

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