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Saturday Poetry

The Goddess Who Created This Passing World

by Alice Notley
from Selected Poems (Talisman House © 1993)

The Goddess who created this passing world
Said Let there be lightbulbs & liquefaction
Life spilled out onto the street, colors whirled
Cars & the variously shod feet were born
And the past & future & I born too
Light as airmail paper away she flew
To Annapurna or Mt. McKinley
Or both but instantly
Clarified, composed, forever was I
Meant by her to recognize a painting
As beautiful or a movie stunning
And to adore the finitude of words
And understand as surfaces my dreams
Know the eye the organ of affection
And depths to be inflections
Of her voice & wrist & smile

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  • January 9, 2010, 10:26 am Madeline

    Enjoying poetry with you this morning and re listening to the accurate and insightful reading from last week.. the Zen tarot , with your intuitive abilities, are an incredible addition to my knowledge of what the planets are doing in my and my DH’s charts–I am able to look ahead to a fruitful year!

    I am all for the deep and sometimes gritty look at what’s going on– in our lives and in the world– but what a blessing to have the safe haven of Owl’s Wings to explore without snark!!

    The creative explorations with artists way are also inspirational–

  • January 9, 2010, 11:17 am Beth