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Worlds Out of Nowhere

Unforgiven Rapture

Collective Dream

Now That You Are Infinite

Transcendence of Fury

What Little I Know

One With the Never-ending

Earthbound Supernova

The Majesty of Destruction

In the Infinite Now

Why We Love Dogs (A Little Something in Celebration of National Dog Day)

Postcards from Eons Past (Images from the James Webb Space Telescope)

Sanctuary of Flame

Microcosm

Glistening in the Dark

Walnut

On the Trail Between Orchids and the Otherworld

Words Like Smoke and Sand

The First Iris

The Totality of You

Winter Meditation

The Language of Wonder

Storms of Jupiter

Digital Chains

Plunging to Heaven

On the Shores of Cepheus

Why We Love Dogs (A micropoem)

Ascension in Gold

Crucible of Light

In the Last Green Hours

The Angels of Hawksbill Mountain

Beyond the Gates of Orion

Sanctuary Within

The Sacred Opulence of Abundant Joy

Sitting With Stars

Light of the Tempest

Nucleus

Follow the Birdsong

Celestial Rite

One More Moon Beside Me

Legacy of Ash

Born in a Field of Light

Resurrection in Albemarle County

Dialogue With Silence

Moving Past the Dream

Deadly and Merciful Blue

Sky Full of Legends

On the Border of Earth and Being

Who You Really Are

Council of Stars

Scattered As One

Unfinished Bridge To the Infinite

Scenes from Within

Moon of Secrets

Memories of the Kingdom

In the Church of Ordinary Miracles

Finding Religion in Sperryville

Theater of Shadow and Light

Sapphire Birth

Web of Infinity

Voices from a Choir of Stars

Traveler in the Unseen

Into the Silence

A Soft Ascent

Through a Sacred Forest

Innocent Questions

On the Bridge After a Storm

The Sound of Creation

Your Song in the Ivy

Universe Within

New Empire

Another Afterlife

Where the Wind Lives

Another Kind of Prayer

Indigo Fire

Last Inch of Flame

Blue Home

Sacred Crone

What the Deer Understands

Some Water Lilies I Used to Know

Gates of Orion

Requiem for Yesterday

In a Moment of Understanding

April Snow

Symphony in Sable

Justice Denied

Gossip

Graduation Day

Fire from a Distant Life

Frozen Retreat

 

Worlds Out of Nowhere




Last night the moon splashed
through a kingdom
and washed up here,

drowning

without touching
the lake,
drenched in the most
terrible splendor,

falling

into the excruciating
beauty of nothing
till the snarling darkness
found its way
to morning, and

I knew what hope was.

And then there was the
raucous stillness
hiding in the
first breeze,
a touch that played like
lute strings on
ten thousand willing
branches and
swarmed
like a young heart, and

I knew what peace was.

And there was sun-torn fog
shredding the grief
I wore like
a halo because the
mist was holier
than sorrow, and

I knew what joy might be.

If we are one
with the One
Who created worlds
we can say:

Here, take this hurt,
here,
turn it into light or petals
or rain or
whatever changes
everything . . .

Nothing will be the sameó

no more skulking like
snakes under stones,

no more giving
our power away like
blood to sharks.

Last night a universe splashed
through a kingdom
and washed up here,
leaving new creations
in its wake and

I knew what we are:

We are that, and
so much more.


Patricia Joan Jones







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