This poem is dedicated to my favorite Virgo naturalist poet, Mary Oliver. It can be seen as a personal literary response to two of my favorite poems: Wild Geese & When Death Comes. Thank you Mary, you touch us all with the grace of your words. What I am Not (For Mary) I am … More What I am Not (For Mary)
Written in Fall 2017 The Devil I Knew I’m halfway open always on the mend. Are you still undone, the way that I loved you? I pray that wherever you are, I could find you still in 1,000 pieces dancing. Not so whole that you disremember the Pan-God in you that runs wild. Not so … More The Devil I Knew
This poem was written in the winter of 2016, for someone I met and loved at Burning Man.
This poem was written as an ode to the work of the Venus retrograde transit that came to an end on April 15- the title is in reference to the ascent of Venus, however apt timing with the Easter holiday. In typical fashion, this transit brought back people from my past, unfinished and loose energetic … More The Resurrection
(image is a Vajrayogini 18th century mandala, Rubin museum of art) The energy in the skyscape and reflected upon us is that of great power struggles at the moment. The concept of personal power comes to the forefront – how we do cultivate power? How do we give it away? Jupiter in Libra and Pluto … More The Redemption
(photo by Ellie Bramley) We’re on the sacred journey now – the descent of Venus through Aries/Pisces began early this Saturday morning and sets the tone for the spring ahead. Deep relational work, the ever-present dance between Self and the Other, we’re called to go back and tend to any healing left unfinished in our closest bonds. … More The Procession
image : Gaurav Mishra The following is a poem I wrote following a shamanic de-cording meditation. What this entails is the visualization and subsequent clearing of the energetic bond or “cord” linking myself to another person. Following the meditation, I felt incredible release.
This poem was started around January 27 – that point when Venus entered the “shadow” of her retrograde. This means she began traversing the degrees that she will revisit on her descent from Aries back into the realm of Pisces in March/April. Enjoy.
A poem written in spirit of the upcoming Retrograde transit of Venus occurring between Aries and Pisces, the main theme is that distinct desire Venus in Aries has for freedom. Venus in Aries asks us to examine what it is we are willing to sacrifice for relationship, how will we maintain our independence and still … More Communion