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Quarry Hill Creative Center in Rochester, VT, founded 1946 by Barbara and Irving Fiske, is Vermont's oldest alternative community and at one time was probably also its largest. In the 60s -80s, as many as 90 people lived here.
It was and is visited each year, often in summer (but in every season, really) by visitors from all over the world.
We welcome interesting and creative people who are peaceful, bring no weapons, don't believe in hitting children or killing animals, and enjoy the beauty of Vermont and of themselves.

Most of us do not adhere to any particular dogma or religion, though many do find Eastern philosophy closest to our own thought (some of us are also members of the Quakers/Society of Friends).
We value the individual, particularly people who are energetic and have a sense of humor.
Visitors are welcome-- and prospective residents, too. There are some places for rent, others for sale. If interested, get in touch!
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"The symbol is the enemy of the reality, and the reality is ever one's true guide, true friend, true companion, and true self." Irving Fiske, 1908-1990

Friday, October 22, 2010

The Moon Is Full Tonight. Here's my winter moon poem in celebration.

A Sonnet To The Winter Moon

The winter months begin with this clear night.
November's full moon radiates the sky
And touches rim to mountain rim with light
Through shadowed branches, followed by my eye
Awakened in its glow. That silent call
Of moonlit forests, ancient to one's heart
As, too, it is on earth, comes over all
And with its power filled, I stand apart
From daily human life's most turgid snares.
This moment turns all thinking towards the Mind
Of light within, and leaves one's spirit bare
As these now leafless trees with light enshrined.

By wisdom purified of all that's done,
I am with winter moonlight now made one.

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