Sunday, August 18, 2013


Charles Dickens makes the association of
the cricket on the hearth with human feel-
ing & actions linking this moment to one's
fate in his book  "Cricket On The Hearth."

Tonight enter her poetic interval
attend a cricket in your hearth’s deep song
Hestian plumes these fumes lumen
pneuma neither of gods nor men

©2013 “Hestia’s Magic Hair” stephanie pope


1. One epithet for the Goddess Hestia is oily-haired. Hestia, in this sense, tends the interval/gap/space shaping "the real" or "femininity"  with characteristics belonging to the material imagination in the form of magical hair.

2. for the myth of Hestia see

3. For Hestia and Mythopoetics see