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Soft and Final Landing

Sacred Opulence

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

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


Now That You Are Infinite

In memory of my father

What elegy can truly package
a life?

Perhaps something about your
love for peanut brittle,
your parrot, your country
or the World Series of 1966?

Are there words that can
crystallize a romping spirit
on a short jaunt
in an imperfect worldó
a living miracle,
often misunderstood,
unheard, sometimes,
but certainly
not unwept today?

Even trinkets of sun
tangled in the mist
are wondering where all
the light has gone.

You, who in
earth-shattering small
ways shaped me
from the moment
I showed up
kicking and screaming
like a frantic event
in your world,

are more than your memory,

so they'll be no pining
for yesterday here
and I'll try
something different and
not think of you
as you were,
but as you are . . .

Infinite . . .

that's right, another facet
of joy-chiseled Truth,
now knowing dust is only dust,
drama is only drama
(But what a show!)

for only a spin
across a deception
called Time,
in a vehicle for
the original beingness
that is you.

What elation to beam
through the cracks
of the shell,
knowing, finally, what
they meant by freedom,

while you wait for me on
the real side of forever
until we reach across

and all its theater

(all its howling and applause
and everything that doesn't matter),

until we meet where there
are no endings,

only love.

Patricia Joan Jones

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