Cicada shell: little did I know it was my life. -deathbed poem of Shuho (died in 1767), from Japanese Death Poems (1986)

Hail to the Chief

Orphic Hymn to Jupiter (translated by Thomas Taylor, 1792) O Jove much-honored, Jove supremely great, To thee our holy rites we consecrate, Our prayers and expiations, king divine, For all things round thy head exalted shine. The earth… Read More

Eclipse

Tomorrow the Sun, Moon and Earth will be in perfect alignment, causing a few minutes of midnight to interrupt the morning. What dreams will flourish in the shadow of the Moon? Will we see our own distorted reflections… Read More

Night Blooming

“Midnight to noon I’m a desert child And mountains make me nauseous I like to look up wild at an infinite sky Twinkling with diamonds” -CocoRosie

Dream Gate

“The world of imagination is the world of eternity. It is the divine bosom into which we shall all go after the death of the vegetative body.”   ~William Blake