Living Revolution

Living Revolution by Lucy H. Pearce We often fear that the revolution needed is too big. That we are too...

Adrienne Rich Essential Essays

Adrienne Rich Essential Essays

In 1976 an essay of mine called “The Motherbond” appeared in Women, A Journal of Liberation. Shortly thereafter, my very...

Ecstatic Motion

Stop being so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion. Rumi There is a lake I love, and so...

Plumeria

Wafting into my nose, plumeria. Close by in the hammock, I, not prone to swooning, do. Frangipani her Hawaiian name,...

Family Name

Family Name

Belonging’s no goal, only the state of everything. Not a sense or feeling, merely what the stars do in relation....

Tucked Between

Day emerges unhurried as a babe while earth labors to turn. I closely watch but cannot see the changes as...

Ancestor Poet Sappho

I took my lyre and said: Come now, my heavenly tortoise shell: become a speaking instrument   Although they are...

Singing Light

(After cataract surgery, with thanks to Dra. Claudia Camacho Choza) Dare I call them mine? The artificial lens of each...

Far-Flungery

Travel is on my mind. I’m preparing for an ancestor pilgrimage to Italy to explore my immigrant grandmother’s birthplace in...

Gracias, Mary Oliver

And now you know, now you walked through that door full of curiosity, now you’re there on the other side...