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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


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


One Spark is a Galaxy

For Starward

When I was ready to give up
the tiger swallowtail,
carrying ideas
on its brassy, breathing
landed on my sorrow,
and I couldn't
imagine what those reinvented
thoughts were and I
had no idea what to do with
all that cleansing,
but I knew it was different
than what I had,
and that was enough,

and so was the forest
and the fluid sky, so
ferocious in their
unchanging identity,
and the bottomless silence
between it all that is
made out of kindness and
an innate need to give,
and so, I guess it's true:

one life makes all
the difference.

Like the winged oracle
in constant bloom
bringing news of velvet and
gold to those beaten down by
too much raw living,

you hand a gleaming scroll to
the brutalized, the social exiles,
the spirits too fine and precious
for this world,

and to those hearts
your words are portable fire
they will carry
through their days
and when they are alone in
the dark—
a darkness that should
annihilate memory but
spares it just enough—
they will look up at spheres
pinned to a mystery

and remember your name,

and, knowing that Love
stitches galaxy to galaxy,
and everything,

remember who they are.

Patricia Joan Jones

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