Bethany Moore

Poetry Book: The Cicada and the Firefly, a Study of Love and Insects

Poetry Book: The Cicada and the Firefly, a Study of Love and Insects

Bethany Moore, Resident Ladybud Poet, has self-published a new collection of poetry called The Cicada and the Firefly, a Study of Love and Insects. The book is a story about a brilliant and creative man named Benjamin Johnson who weaved in and out of her life for more than 16 years until his life ended unexpectedly and […]

POEM: Eating Words

POEM: Eating Words

i scooped the earth up in my hands, the whole planet, cold and sticky, fire at her core to help her keep herself together. i felt chocolatey soil sift around my fingers, made from her clay and spit stardust like saliva because we are made the same. i reversed routine and bent the sky so […]

Poem: The Sting

Poem: The Sting

Yes, there is a sting which comes and goes, up and down, a pleasure, a pain, when the heart falls again. The ache is awakening, an etch within the walls of the caverns in our chests, and it evokes the highest of heavens, though feels like the hallows of death. The sensation is divine and […]

Upcoming Events in 2015 with National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA)

Upcoming Events in 2015 with National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA)

The cannabis industry’s national trade association continues to provide space for NCIA members and future members to gather, connect, and learn. Just last month at the end of June, nearly 2,000 people attended the National Cannabis Industry Association’s 2nd Annual Cannabis Business Summit and Expo, held for the second year in a row at the […]

Poem: A Good Cry

Poem: A Good Cry

A good cry can taste like medicine, salty bitterness and quivered digestive spin, plexus flip, a strong exhale, and then breathe in.     For previous poetry published by Ladybud, click here. Photo Credit: Marco Pochestorie

Poem: Mandrake Walking

Poem: Mandrake Walking

I embody the sacred root of Mandragora in the ways which I navigate the earth’s underworld, being and feeling with eyes closed, safe in darkness, fed by sacred soil. Now I send my mandrake walking to awaken ancient roots and vines, to stir up rocks and sand and to shift those faulty tectonics underground; they […]

Poem: Wild Fields

Poem: Wild Fields

I look like shit, like hay hair dry and unbrushed, eyelids sparkling with grease and sensibilities are sedated. So very lady-like this survival, required suppression to create the space I need to work my way to take back the farm the vines and trees and all the fruit I will bear. My crops, untended by […]

Poem: This is How We Must Now Be Women

Poem: This is How We Must Now Be Women

Wear a skirt, wear some heels, shine your face and hair. show your legs but please conceal and never ever reveal those secrets they would steal. Grasp your hips and breasts and knees, nevermind the birds and bees, and lock your heart up, if you please. This is how we must now be women. Give […]

Lady Business: Bethany Moore from National Cannabis Industry Association

Lady Business: Bethany Moore from National Cannabis Industry Association

PHOTO CREDIT: Christie Lunsford for Ladybud Magazine Lady Business is a way for people both in the cannabis movement and industry to learn about the women who are making change happen as we enter a new paradigm of legalization. Ladybud Magazine is setting out to also educate those not yet in legal states — either […]