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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


Vanishing in the Blazing Night

When I'm attending
the late-night theater
of everyday

I look up.

In the dark
the Earth has no heart
and even
Pre-Raphaelite roses
look menacing
and strawberries,
gorged with romance,
are smirking strangers,
but on the ceiling
of our home
there is an expanse

fizzing with ornaments,
rising with potential,
falling in wordless worship

and burning with
alien frost. There's
vast Time and
boiling Space


and right here,
almost graspable,
just a
thought-shift away.

So why is the past
forever filling
a decanter of regrets
and why is
the future crowded
with emptiness—

a screaming vacuum—

and what ever happened to
the majestic,
the motionless,
the omnipotent Now
that never left
but is farther
than the hidden elsewhere
behind a
temple of stars?

My heart,
a patient grenade
with terrifying power
to create

or destroy,

spills into a
softer universe
with this thought:

If the Hands
that hold these
simmering eons
hold us,

if we look
into a mirror when
we look into
a steaming galaxy
in the
slow-brewing ages,

if perpetual birth
is possible,
then perhaps
anything is,

yes, even
joy and spirit
being one
and the same,

even a few miracles
breaking into
my small mortal world

like a few
sizzling stars
in my hands.

Patricia Joan Jones

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