an experiment in permaculture poetics

 

 


Ten :: collaborative curation :: stone/scale/shift



 

                        children & shapeshifters

 

in search of stones, in search of other portals,

 

shift on the air as petals

 

salt from scale, from the muddy bottom.

 

 

 

En el cuerpo que cambia se revela

 

un monumento fuerte, sólido, consistente, pétreo.

 

            a girl curled stone-like on her side

 

holds Castor Pollux scales

 

back and forth between us

 

            remembering who we are to each other.

 

 

 

My heart fossilizes.

 

It sounds like paper made of stone

 

a fluid             bone, an organ composed of mouth

 

a mouth full of stones.

      

 

~~~~~

Spiral Orb is an experiment in juxtaposition, interrelationships, and intertextuality—a cross-pollination. This opening poem composts fragments from each of the pieces in Spiral Orb Ten. Standing also as the table of contents, each line is embedded with a hyperlink to its original piece. Once at each piece, you will find links to the other pieces in Spiral Orb Ten .

Spiral Orb Ten is a special issue, Collaborative Curation: Stone/Scale/Shift.

For past issues of Spiral Orb: archives

For more on Spiral Orb, see What Is.