Pilgrimage To Sperryville And Other Poems Of Patricia Joan Jones

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Jewels I took away from Patricia Joan Jones' poem Pilgrimage to Sperryville.

 

 

 

'another sky bleeds the
memory of day,
wrings out each cloud like a rag.'

 

'Michelangelo clouds,
angel-spun'

 

'And then there is the sky after it
has bled the innocence of
morning'

 

'others come  
to drink the mountain's
heart like sassafras tea, perhaps
absorb its wisdom and
its wild strength'

 

'I take
dictation from rivers and
liquid mountains.'

 

'clocks that never take a breath
and glass mazes that don't know
how to pray
like the mountains do.'

 

'the way a distant valley can
diffuse you with its bottomless blue,'

 

 

 

 

https://www.postpoems.org/authors/patriciajj/poem/694085


 

 

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 more jewels from

 

more jewels from Patricia

 

'I am alone with this piercing audience of stars'

 

'untouchable

sea'

 

'at this altitude

I defy the gravity of 

everything

I thought I knew.'

 

 

 

https://www.postpoems.org/comment/edit/529599

 

 

 

'the first tremor

 

of life in the

 

blind forest 

 

is music heard 

 

as light,'  

 

 

 

'mortal love

 

in too many 

 

costumes,' 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.postpoems.org/authors/patriciajj/poem/1102170