Illume

What could we do

that blue maiden night

when the stars arrived

unencumbered

but offer utterly ourselves:

pale, mortal, dancing?

This painting, entitled “Luminous Darkness” by Beth Tockey Williams, is part of our collection of paired poems and paintings from the Dry Tortugas National Park.

Short Night Worries (8)

At night, I worry about missed connections. It was possible something minutely divine was at play, in the vein of spying the last ripe avocado, or ripping the tag off a new shirt. Life just seemed a little better for the sinfulness. A message here or there, a provocative dream, a craving late at night when they were each alone. If only they knew what was a beginning and what was a detour.

Somnambule

Finally finished with this Lost and Found film based on early animation clips available at the Library of Congress. Follow this white rabbit into a lucid dream, and allow yourself for just a moment to reinvent your reality.

Hope you enjoy!