Posts by Iris


Intangible: In + Late Latin tangibilis

Shuffle theme of the week: intangible

I am remembering my father this weekend. He passed this time last year, moving from the body of tangible to the intangible. I wrote this Eulogy:Eulogia:Praise for him and for his community and for all those who experience the dark:bright forest of mental illness. He taught me to touch the inner world, to look again, to reach beyond, to make the intangible tangible.

Eros. Hope & Loss.

One of my favorite poems on this topic. There is so much to say here, I spend many hours contemplating the vesica pisces of these three. Jennifer Welwood has some words that cut to the heart of it for me. Thanks for the theme and shares.

We are here because of everything that came before us. The earth has vine maples, diatoms and rivers because of everything that came before us. This is a spiritual belief as much as it is a scientific one. We don’t exist in hollow and separate homes, we are filled with the ecology of everything that was and will be. Halloween is a time to remember the ghostly ones,magical beings and wild others- ancestor, dinosaur, wizard, bumble bee and jelly fish. This time of year pulls us downward like the bright maple leaf, drifting with unseen winds, falling toward an imaginal remembrance of everything that was and can be.

theme of the week (9th feb - 16th feb)

Theme of the week: Literary Lineage: Bloodlines, Ink Lines & Etymology If you were to follow the roots of your personal literary lineage, where would those roots go? First thought, best thought. What is the first person, poem, moment that comes to mind? And what is something or someone that takes more effort to bring to mind but feels just as important or relevant?

For the details on how it works and to see the work in response to the theme, read on.

Hi Everyone! Here is a poem I wrote last Spring as I reached far inside for words to express what it is like to lose and be moved by grief.

I am a woman rolling in a glacier, bright quartz and rich feldspar.

We are here because of everything that came before us. The earth has vine maples, diatoms and rivers because of everything that came before us. This is a spiritual belief as much as it is a scientific one. We don’t exist in hollow and separate homes, we are filled with the ecology of everything that was and will be. Halloween is a time to remember the ghostly ones,magical beings and wild others- ancestor, dinosaur, wizard, bumble bee and jelly fish. This time of year pulls us downward like the bright maple leaf, drifting with unseen winds, falling toward an imaginal remembrance of everything that was and can be.