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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


Glistening in the Dark


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


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


Storms of Jupiter

For my daughter

Soon after we emerge into
the seen world,
the Earth-mind sets
sail and we don't
want it back,

but the world says
"Here, you need this,
don't argue, take
it, stop crying, don't
dream too much . . ."

If I'm sorry for anything
it's that you never
wrote your story the
way you wanted it told
and I didn't
see you more often
in the star fields you
knew better than

The throng of
shape-shifting legends
you outshine lost something
boundless when you left
for the city
and discovered that
the world spares us nothing,

but this star trail I've
walked countless times
remembers you—

like an icon worn out
by kisses,
the sky dust is still
holy art:
the visible side of Heaven.

When God said I could
borrow you
for a minute,
why didn't I fall to my
knees in veneration?

Strange sketches of trees,
the noble dog up the road,
even the planets you
showed me, my dear Jupiter,
like saintly apparitions
through a lens . . .

All creation is microscopic
against this thought:

A breathing prayer
was once in my arms
and everything worth anything
was in that minute.

Patricia Joan Jones

My daughter's screen name is Jupiter.

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