Tag Archives: lyric

The Meditation Cave

When I was 17 years old, I had a Big Dream that initiated me into poetry. It left me with questions that have slowly started to find answers over the years. My guide in the dream led me through water … Continue reading

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Looking Both Ways

I’m almost afraid to look back, but on reflecting, I think yesterday’s poem played a little trick on me. Why did bees appear? They have priors, but why just then? And birds all of a sudden? Oh. The Birds and … Continue reading

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Hollowed Out

The poems are best when they come too quickly for me to think about. I don’t want to know what they mean until they have said it. That takes forebearance–I am as ego-invested as anyone in creating dignified work that … Continue reading

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Mid-Magic

“Real magic is the art of bringing gifts from another world into this world.” Robert Moss Magic has been mentioned here several times recently, but we haven’t said what we mean by it. One thing it can’t mean is stage … Continue reading

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Nothing More Mysterious

Two ‘predators’–a wolf and a fox–and the shaft of light that has them mesmerized. I don’t know who they are. I don’t recall if I have said much here about archetypes, but they show up here all the time. Some … Continue reading

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Nothing Is Everything

A change is come upon me, and I understand what it is. So many of the threads and pathways I have followed throughout the course of my work, for many more years than I have been posting here, have been … Continue reading

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Wine of Nowhere

These have been some unsettled and unsettling times chez J. It shows in the work. More and more, I suspect I know what is going to happen before it does, which is just all kinds of wrong. Some days I … Continue reading

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Hoy Alloy

Still feeling a bit reflective, having realized how many people I have lost in recent years, and how much I still feel their presences. My late partner was a poet, storyteller, all around literary person, and had a much more … Continue reading

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Circles Join

3 March 2021 Yesterday I said that Yemaya had appeared in my work. I know her by many signs, but it took until this afternoon to make the most obvious connection. Someone I know died of drowning nearby, and one … Continue reading

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St. David’s

Today is the feast day of the native Welsh saint once called ‘the Waterman.’ Supposedly, that was because David–properly Dewi–abstained from alcohol. Odd, that–I live on a tidal river with many mariners for neighbors, and as far as I know, … Continue reading

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