Hestia alight,candle's wick an arteryanchoring these prayersbeyond the raging ocean,its form embering hollowlike slow-cooked stew meatwhose veins once pumped a cow's blood.Feeding life through fleeting life:each, devoured, transforms.
Any well-written piece of literature can be compared to a living being; if, then, the dialogue is comparable to a living being, and a living being has only one purpose, the Good (for the sake of which it has been created), the dialogue must also have one purpose, that is, one theme.Anonymous Prolegomena to Platonic … Continue reading Well-Written Literature
what if I told youthat the stones you smashedwere your own gleaming bones that the rocky marrowwas the quickening of lifethe antidote to fever that the muscles of ritesstill lay quivering, recoverablebut would rot nearly traceless that the flesh of mythyou decided to skin, to dry,to schism into the ground did not look that waywhen … Continue reading A Thousand Years Hence
As the sky pales amber and pink,winter cold against windows,the horizon hungers. Soon, hovering —the faintest brush of burning day.I stretch up, unfurling in asana,sun shimmering joyous above rooftops,my eyes closed, heavy with light,a gift for Sunna, Sulis, and Helios —this rhythm, alive with blessings,my breath a channel chasing luminescence,a triad finishing in watchful stillness,the … Continue reading A January Morning
A cotton tea towel that I dyed in October 2019 at an indigo dyeing party coordinated by a colleague. A few days ago, I had a sudden thought about indigo (the pigment that is drawn from several plants, including the indigo plant and woad) while praying, and I scrambled to write several lines of verse … Continue reading Indigo, Earth, and Starry Sky
I hymn you, O Goddess for whom each star dances dynamic …
The paperback of Acts of Speech is available for purchase. It has been listed automatically on Amazon, but to order from another source (I highly recommend your local independent bookstore), you will have to call the bookstore to express interest — it's in the main book ordering database that booksellers use, but booksellers need to … Continue reading The Paperback of Acts of Speech is Available!
Acts of Speech is now out and in the wild in e-format. The print is a bit delayed due to the pandemic, although I now have a UPS tracking number for proofs, which is a serious improvement over my previous lack of knowledge regarding where the print version was in the printing process. Tracking numbers … Continue reading Acts of Speech Is Out
Apollon who gleams, who fills us up like a basin —what light within lightlessness?The ancients wrote that all could be illumined —but what illumination for the edge beyond which lightdances eternal with itself alone, bound and liberated,unseen by all, where space dances out timeand time ricochets oracular in the darkest stars?Does it mean that the … Continue reading Black Holes, Chanting That Apollon Boreas Thing, Symbols, and Poetry