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Your Sleepless Shadow

Lost in the Unlimited

Being Here, Finally

Unquiet Dawn

Moon With Her Sail Full of Myths

Soft and Final Landing

Sacred Opulence

Moonset at Winter's End

Desolate and Perfect Now

Unfinished Invocation

An Audience of Stars and the Rest of It

Now and After the Reign of Galaxies

Liquid Heart

Rehearsal for Something Better

Startrail to the Absolute

Broken and Glorious Life

What to Pack For Your Departure

Rhapsody of the Realms

Irrepressible Flame

Vanishing in the Blazing Night

Beside the Still Fallen Sky

On the Trail Between Orchids and the Otherworld

Earth Cry

Some Things Beyond Dimension

Explorer in the Undivided

One Spark is a Galaxy

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

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

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

 

Nucleus



Once I make it to the summit
it all spins into focus and
I am here, I mean, really
here—

I vanish

into the center of things,
beyond the chiseled cliffs, the
plunging cheers of green, the
blue hills sprayed across
my runaway sky,

and no, I can't stop
the wolves of memory from
gnawing at the edges or
former versions of myself
from serving up tray after tray
of regret, but look,
life begins now and now and,
a million times, now.

Daybreak: another choir
singing in garnet,
piped in from higher places—
its fraying backdrop,
its obscene glory
changes me everywhere, and
I am no longer my past, no
longer those days, pressed and
blistered and unrepentant as
the brassy lake below.

Listen, you've glimpsed it too:
your power, a blur of awakening,
holy vacuum of stillness
finally speaking,

not unlike driving through
small towns, here
and then not here—
only the feeling of something
prim and blooming and maternal
remains on your way to
the next scale model heaven, and
for a moment you know where
you came from
and who you still are;
you know
we are dreamers
in the Creator's dream,

ourselves creators,
ourselves the dream.


Patricia Joan Jones






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