Category Archives: Poetry and Songs

Galactic Sipapu

I hear that every spiral galaxy             has only one black hole, an eye to look into the nothing             that contains the light of stars too vast to count,             the memory of the energy released to birth a … Continue reading

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The Ashes Are Falling

Living in one of the world’s great temperate hardwood forests, I become familiar with the trees around me. Not all, by any means, because we have such an expanse of species, but I do know those that can be transformed … Continue reading

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Birthright

“Once when Jacob was cooking a stew, Esau came in from the field, and he was famished. Esau said to Jacob, “Let me eat some of that red stuff, for I am famished!” … Jacob said, “First sell me your birthright.” Esau said, … Continue reading

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Appalachian Melancholy

I am preparing to participate in a gathering commemorating the life and work of Kathryn Stripling Byer, whose teaching, poems, and spirit will resonate in these hills for many decades to come. I was able to be in a workshop … Continue reading

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