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Moonset at Winter's End

Moon With Her Sail Full of Myths

Unquiet Dawn

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

The Sacred Opulence of Abundant Joy

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

New Empire


Transcendence of Fury

In a field of foaming new snow
I saw a cantering horse of
warm blood, bronze and pride—
refined dignity, brazen freedom,
though corralled by humans.

How could this be?
The idea of captivity
was left, forgotten, outside
the fence and my admiration
chased him through the
dense world
into a valley of light
where the drumming sleet
became strings
of spirit in the solid world
that holds me.

What heals a stampede of
yesterdays when killing words
are branded everywhere?
What could make my inner riot
blur into a cloud of doves?


I've seen your machetes slash
uninhabited hearts. I've seen you
gallop in like raiding Cossacks,
complete as the death we know,
unsparing as scythes
in the worshiping fields,

but I've seen you die as quickly
with a word
or the wisp of a thought,
even in the peril,
the elation,
of this strange, deep
immersion that passes for life,
even as it looks so real
on this side of the
earthly fence.


Just a taste, just a sip
and I enter the warm Universe
behind it all,
beyond the gaze of Polaris
and the blizzard of galaxies
where I am the contained
and the unbound
glint of the Unknowable,

so past all the stories,

so like the gleaming amber
sprinting in the snow.

Patricia Joan Jones

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