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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

 

Walnut



I hear you in the gasp
between moments,
when there's a flicker
of resurrection—
the perfect spot to live
a secret life like yours—
when there's just a
suggestion of branches
unlatching a sizzling
new sun, then
billowing veils of light
and a forest appears,

and you come to me,
little Carolina wren I
named Walnut,
serving me a song
I believe
I first heard
at the foot of an
ego-shattering mountain
in my childhood.

And what do I have in
return for your
audible stars
on the wind,
your ribbons of
crystal,
your feathery joy
manufactured by a God
that certainly must
be kind?

I'm just the
giver of seeds and
occasional pilgrim from
the land of clocks,
obsessions
and crazy things
you wouldn't
understand, but

look, your trust defies
the gravity of my
hampster-wheel world
like moths
blooming in the
succulent air, like
your black eyes
seeing more than
I ever could,

and I can see so far
through closed eyes and
a three-note symphony
to guide me,

and now that I'm
annihilated, so
perfectly defeated,
so lavishly empty,
so new,
I don't wish for your wings
any longer.

I could glide through
hidden galaxies on
music, feathers
and light.


Patricia Joan Jones









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