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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

 

Liquid Heart



In the cackling
frenzy of Autumn
with its satin fire
and eccentric love,

with its irreverent
benediction
in gold,

with every
living thing
racing to its end,
racing to end this
beauty too rebellious
for our slow-moving
everyday,

I clutch
every moment
with both hands.

Like us,
the forest
never received
the manual for dying,
but it turns out,
it was simple
enough all along.

Why the obsession?
The fascination?
The dread?

Let's skip to the
best part . . .

Honeysuckle
wind-traps,
star-traps,
release the quivering
moon into raw,
profane darkness,
the kind that beats
inside you,
through you.

Rose vines are now
the clawing bones
of luscious wanderers.

Cold winds
now the hardest caress

and the softest choir.

Time, oily as vowels,
Herculean as
our fears.

I'm sick with yesterday
and at war with tomorrow.

Can this be all
it comes down to:
a sheaf of happenings
and reactions . . .
and this?

All the
sweetness and fury,
calm and fever,
tears of anguish,
tears of bliss,
are now
the thinning moon
pouring from
the bloated night,
seeping
through the pines
until
its merciful Heart
is spilled
absolutely.

Just another birth,
this death:
this rumbling
at the edge of dawn.

Now just wait
till you see
the end
when we begin
again.


Patricia Joan Jones





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