Posts Tagged ‘religion’


The tree holds the sun
in its branches above
the altar of the horizon
like a golden monstrance
at vespers blessing
the closing day
with its last rays
a benediction on
the forest congregation.


(Julian O’Dea)


Young Aboriginal couple


This young couple creates striking maternity shoot using songlines and stories




My wife several years ago at a wedding


The Assumption of St Francis

The Assumption of St Francis

Seven hundred species of birds,
well preached at, carried the saint
home to Heaven, provided the
Cranes and eagles were the motive
power, tiny birds came from every
bower, to adorn him.
The angels thought him their own,
winged with such colour
and clamour.


Julian O’Dea

Ex-Gay writer on films that valourise female virginity


Where the Boys Are: A Reevaluation


As I have written before, the main (negative) achievement of the feminist revolution was to make men feel they could no longer have a reasonable expectation of marrying a virgin.

As I have also written before, one of the very few films to consider a woman’s virginity as significant, in recent years, was Metropolitan (1980), with the beloved character of Audrey Rouget. I have written about that movie extensively at this blog.

A woman’s literary effort


“Few authors write better or more believable tales of domestic discipline than CJ Blais, and she’s at the top of her literary form with “Plain and Simple,” a collection of stories featuring…”

Good advice for any woman

”  Under Prayers, Petitionary Auden includes a line from the camp novelist Ronald Firbank that should be embroidered on a sampler: “Heaven help me,” she prayed, “to be decorative and to do right.” ”