Wednesday, 22 of November of 2017

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Darkfire – Dreaming Your Way Home


 
I.
 
look to the language
when a nation, a people
has forgotten the dream at the root
the dream-informed song of their birth
their words are corrupt
without compassion
soft & rotten
their dreams are desolate
& night harbors special terrors
 
 
II.
 
it is spoiled
it is over-ripe, yes
ripe for eating
the coyotes are eating yr dreams
 
 
III.
 
now
where is the hearth
where is the village
where is the communal well
 
dreaming of three ringtail cats
javelina & bobcat
they are sharing the amber afternoon
with mule deer, antelope & bighorn sheep
they are dancing together
on the fire-touched mesa
dancing in the golden grass
 
it is time to go home,
but
where is the tribe
where is the sacred grove
where is the give-away
 
 
IIII.
 
where the dream is strongest
we speak a language of fire
to make the day equal to the night
hands rough from working the dream
stone & juniper
the tawny winter light
golden with desert dust
& cattail pollen
we wake into a hungry dawn
 
darkfire
June 21 1986 Earth First!


Judy Radspinner – Birth



 
my first stars.
my first memories.

close by to stonehenge
cow’s cream warm
on strawberries still dewy, plucked in the dawn.

my first poem.

My parents gone off to London…

crying
to dampen the fire in my heart
the loneliness in my child soul
standing in my crib
looking out into the night
seeing stars courting the dark
feeling them blink at me and comfort me
like a heavy blanket
woven in the mills of Glasgow
one side white wool, the other side black wool.

roses in the garden, living roses
quivering under the raindrops
reflecting the rainbow
caressing the earth
blanketed by green and
all the other colors given to us…

All the colors given, all the songs
arising

here on earth, here on earth.

Our place of birth.

Judy Radspinner
May 1 1988 Earth First!


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