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editor: Mythopoetry Scholar eZine 2010-12, essayist, poet, cultural mythologer, author: "Like a Woman Falling"
editor: Mythopoetry Scholar eZine 2010-12, essayist, poet, cultural mythologer, author: "Like a Woman Falling"

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GUEST BLOG... POETRY! "Completion" by Dennis Patrick Slattery
COMPLETION     Depth started to throb - Jori Graham The painting sits upright                   against
the file cabinet           almost
completed; it can’t find the place of finish, a space                    where
things are allowed to end.           No
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GUEST BLOG...POETRY! "Christmas Gifts" by Dennis Patrick Slattery
CHRISTMAS GIFTS “I have all these boxes to mail,” he says. His voice is pleasant and chatty in the long line to
mail his packages. He jokes with the woman standing behind him holding four
small boxes. She is short, wearing a worn hoodie and struggling to ba...

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GUEST BLOG... POETRY!! "What Still Teaches Me" by Dennis Patrick Slattery
WHAT STILL TEACHES ME        Don't wash a wound with blood. -Rumi Rumi:   What hurts you blesses you. Me:   Awe is the leaf of a tree fallen on your vision. Awe is the way through the enchanted familiar. The full moon at 4 a,m, teaches me silence teaches me...

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GUEST BLOG... POETRY! "Only Breath" by Dennis Patrick Slattery
Sickle Moon background photo by NASA, image in public domain, an overlay is applied to achieve the glow on the poetic lines from the poem, Only Breath ONLY BREATH There is a way between voice and presence where information flows. In disciplined silence it o...

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GUEST BLOG...POETRY! "Walking Out Of Water" by Dennis Patrick Slattery
WALKING OUT OF WATER What sticks to memory, often, are those odd little fragments that have no beginning and no end. - Tim O'Brien Shed the skin of war Cacciato believed up in the high country out of Viet Nam “If war won’t leave me, then I’ll. . . . Shed th...

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GUEST BLOG...POETRY! "Sutures" by Dennis Patrick Slattery
SUTURES   Here is the skin of days in the one hand of god. -Jori Graham when in the catacombs do you find the shards where cracks reign beating along on bare feet through the ancient patterns? those you know: where people open where myth changes shape when ...

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GUEST BLOG...POETRY! "Story Lines" by Dennis Patrick Slattery
STORY LINES     How far is true enough? ~Jori Graham Appear everywhere.           Where
does the violent plot of your life cut itself in two?           Or in
scraps to spread its bewildered parts           throughout
each room shuddering on its own foundati...

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GUEST BLOG...POETRY! "Branching Out" by Dennis Patrick Slattery
BRANCHING OUT Early Saturday morning trimming back small trees from the wooden fence out front along the property line. No breeze, thick Texas August air as I settle into the swagger of sweat. Something releases in me when I saw the branches from around the...

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GUEST BLOG...POETRY! FROM POET TO WANDERER "FAME" by Dennis Patrick Slattery
FAME   ~For Basho I know that fame will be within reach when someone begins to call me by the name of an exotic tree or a boll weevil recently unearthed or perhaps an emotion long thought extinct but erupting now, around the world, surprising us all. But wh...

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GUEST BLOG...POETRY! "LIGHT THE BLACKNESS" by DENNIS PATRICK SLATTERY
LIGHT THE BLACKNESS Silk must not be compared/with striped canvas.  ~Rumi In the middle of a candle a black wick. Into it a flame alights. In the steady cool blackness light catches and flames. Light your candle where you see blackness. Then your flame will...
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