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Dear Friends,


This year’s Autumn Equinox is ushered in by a New Moon on September 20 in Virgo - whose symbol is a virgin with shaft of wheat; Virgo analyzes to make things right.  On September 21, Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year begins.
It is also the International Day of Peace.

On September 22 the Sun enters Libra, the sign of balance. The Autumnal Equinox arrives – the turning point for the new season.

May this season bring us the peace and balance that we need.


The Autumn Equinox, September 22

Winds of change stop
raging, why this constant
 sorting wheat from chaff?

Can’t you see my sword of light
unsheathed, balanced

on the edge of night and day

already poised
to hasten truth’s uprising?









Once handed out on street corners, it seemed right to update the broadside* form for our electronic age's street corner - the web. Welcome to A VISION AND A VERSE, an e-Broadside. Four to six times a year, I'll showcase a featured image and poem of mine, matching them on a seasonal or timely theme.

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Margaret McCarthy

*A broadside is a large sheet of paper printed on one side only. Historically, broadsides were posters, announcing events or proclamations, or simply advertisements. Today, broadside printing is done by many smaller printers and publishers as a fine art variant, with poems often being available as broadsides, intended to be framed and hung on the wall.
-From Wikipedia