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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

 

Some Things Beyond Dimension




When the mythical, wedding-veil
whites of the forest
have transitioned
to the green
that I know, I can forgive
all the sins of winter,
and perhaps even a
few of my own,
and I might
even get past this doubt
when the purple soul
of lilacs
shout:

Here, drink this
and let it fill you with
memories and power.

False starts.
I know them well.
You want to talk
about crazy,
about wounds,
about miniscule lives
compressed by fear?

I can do that,
forever,
and quite well,
because the shadows are
cheap and easy guides,
but this . . .

this is hard-core,
ultimate
beingness;
now, this
is advanced awareness;
this is being
a trembling
seed ready to join
the spectacle;
this is our
tattered heart
pushing to the surface
of the living world,
reaching for love—
any kind—
with Shakespearean ambition,
knowing we can't
change others but
we can mold worlds
made out of all
the mad and inexplicable love
we've ever wanted
because we are
that devotion

and the center
is everywhere in this
all-encompassing sphere
without end.

Those green leaves
snare a few wild stars
and now a swarm of them
are nesting
in the dark branches.

That's what I'm talking about.

We reach that far

and we're always home.


Patricia Joan Jones






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