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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

A Council of Stars

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

Follow the Birdsong

Frozen Retreat

Welcome Jack

Remembering Spring

A River's Chant

Shadows of December

Please Live

Unholy Love

A Silent Knowing

Morning Candle

A Multitude of One

Love is Now

Follow the Birdsong 2

Archibald

Night of the Broken Glass, Revisited

Someone Else's Paradise

Canvas of Gold (A Tribute to Poetry Sites)

On the Edge of a Dead World

A Very Late Apology

It Is You

When Two Hearts beat as One

THE WOLD LIKE THIS!

His Love will Sustain Us

His Love will Sustain Us

His Love will Sustain Us

His Love will Sustain Us

His Love will Sustain Us

His Love will Sustain Us

His Love will Sustain Us

His Love will Sustain Us

His Love will Sustain Us

His Love will Sustain Us

His Love will Sustain Us

His Love will Sustain Us

His Love will Sustain Us

His Love will Sustain Us

His Love will Sustain Us

His Love will Sustain Us

His Love will Sustain Us

His Love will Sustain Us

His Love will Sustain Us

His Love will Sustain Us

His Love will Sustain Us

His Love will Sustain Us

His Love will Sustain Us

His Love will Sustain Us

His Love will Sustain Us

His Love will Sustain Us

His Love will Sustain Us

His Love will Sustain Us

Forbidden

Visions Released

For our child

Dance Upon Shadows

 

What the Deer Understands



Once again
the dogwoods are
preparing for my
birth.

You walk like royalty
through the
great hall
of maples, dogwoods, oaks,
but return a pilgrim
with God in
your arms,

and surrounded by
holiness in the
shape of polished frogs
and larks on
the path to
sainthood,

and some leaves
shape-shifting with
sprays of a new day,
dissolving so many,
too many thoughts,

the sun creating one
sleek, liquid voice
above the chaos.

Shadows are spilling their
versions of light,
when a lovely lady
steps out of
the portal:
a doe from the other side of
our world.

With the bottomless
peace that is darkness
staring back at me,
she ascends time
and gazes into my
dizzying world:

flickers of care,
bizarre ambition,
hard-won, paper love,
the way humans snatched
a planet meant for one
teeming soul,
sliced it into the few
and the billions,

us and all the others,

forgetting everything we
once knew about forever
in this red daze
we pass off
as a life.

Then I enter her
untamed story:
such primitive luxury,
galas of softness,
unforced joy.

She is the freedom that we are,

we've just forgotten

for a moment,
for one screaming sprint
from birth to death,

for one flash of
glorious madness
in the shadows.


Patricia Joan Jones





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