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.