Friday, February 29, 2008

Friday on my mind

Friday. The end of the working week for some.  For those who work at home, its the day before Saturday. 

A little bit of etymology regarding the naming of the days of the week. Most were linked to Roman mythology and adapted throughout the Roman Empire. 

The first day of the week was named after the sun, followed by the moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus and Saturn.

So Monday, lunar for day of the moon, Sunday for the sun and Saturday for Saturn. However because English is a Germanic language the names of the Germanic/Norse gods are substituted for the Roman gods. 

The god for Mars was Tiu or Tiw, the god of war, Woden the god associated with Mercury for Wednesday, Thursday was named for the Norse god Thor, and the goddess associated with the planet Venus, was the Norse goddess Freya or in old Norse Friia.

Here are Friday's offerings:


friday older, young
friday, soiled, clear-
eyed, folded
my folio

friday, walked away
with, without getting
away, friday, it, not
friday, summer, not
stomache, I can't,
friday, not, it

friday, violent, peace
my daughter, dear,
my other one,
friday, footprints

friday, summer, mild
empty and the literal

the literal truth:
no line on,
filed "friday,

friday consumed
me, friday,
I am not


Friday poem

i.a tap leaks

a drop

drops onto the

ground onto

a leaf and the

dirt beneath

can't hear the

sound of a

drop hit

ii.greed spills

greed into the bucket

the bucket over full

the whole now

too much

iii.four winds

circle and cross

divisions all four

winds blow

iv.somewhere glass

shatters is

shattering on the

ground in the

stillness under

moonlight an

iridescent pulse


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