Unassuming Sister

Unassuming Sister

Although she roosts with friends concealed in foliage nearby, I know she forages alone, a hungry poet in the dark...

Uncaged (Getting out of Class Early)

Uncaged (Getting out of Class Early)

Boing goes the child heart inside my seventy-something bones. Free, free, unexpected freedom! I’m startled into weightlessness, Boing! gravity releases...

Summer Solstice at 72

Summer Solstice at 72

The wheel of the year’s turning dizzies me this time. How can I dance? Instead, I honor the sun with...

Dikteon Cave

Above the Lassithi Plain, I climb and climb, until a caress from the wind and a welcome bench allow me...

photography by Susa Silvermarie

Immersed in Wholeness

  My experience in Crete has had a huge impact on me. Back in 1976, in her book Of Woman...

My Exemplary Mother

  Honey-tongued, she could wow us with Shakespeare, or make us howl at I-love-Lucy impersonations. Sharp-tongued, she could slice a...

photography by Susa Silvermarie

Light and Darkness

Darkness Mother of Skoteino Cave, down into your velvet cavern we descend. And descend. Here we are, ready to be...

photography by Susa Silvermarie

At the Altar Rock

Aloud we remember our dead. As we speak their names at the altar, we pour out our libations. The altar...

photography by Susa Silvermarie

We Are Here We Are Whole

I. We are here, dear Gone-Befores, we your descendants at last are here and whole. In your hidden valleys protected...

Jubilate!

My life pours out, a libation to the world, pours and pours these 70 some years and still my vessel...