Wednesday, September 23, 2015

My Go Fund Me campaign: "Annelinde's Music and Medicine"

Please consider helping me in my Go Fund Me campaign while I'm dealing with a number of health challenges.   Also, planning on a new CD with Kim Hughes!  Listen in the video on the Go Fund Me page.    Much love and thanks to you all.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

September light


The light in September!
As if She were a lover,
tender fingers on the lover’s soft cheek,
as if for one last time,
as if tomorrow were goodbye,
the Sun floods the leaves bountifully
with September light.
Still green, the leaves turn to Her, adoring,
knowing this day will never come again.
September, the last hummingbirds drink and drink
for their impossibly long flight.
So quiet! but all is changing,
transforming, metamorphosing,
intimations of new colors to come.
September light is a radiance,
a golden honey, still warm in the hive,
pleading, admonishing, 
“Turn your faces to me!”
knowing soon we will drop

to the ground.

Annelinde Metzner

September 19, 2015

Friday, September 11, 2015


In the morning stillness, clouds in the valley,
each mountain a Lady’s breast,
I feel Her body, Gaia’s self,
speaking, speaking.
These mountains here in New York State
reach out to my Grandmother, far to the south.
And Denali!  Chumalungma!  Kilimanjaro!
Her grand body speaks, one to another,
mountain to mountain, radio towers,
sister to sister, across the aeons,
reaching, reaching, holding.
I look around and think,
“and this one, too!,”
this old home mountain on which I stand.
She who has fostered me well through the years,
She who has given me courage and strength.
This one, too, speaks across the world,
breast to divine breast,
sighing, holding,
holding us, Her wayward brood,

Annelinde Metzner
Catskill farm
September 5, 2015