|Please enjoy this excerpt from “BLUU Notes” as a thank you for all of your support.
By Everett Hoagland
Architect of icebergs, rainbows.
Jeweler of crystals, sand grains, snowflakes, atoms.
Mason whose tools are glaciers, rain, rivers, ocean.
Chemist who made blood
Of seawater, bone of minerals in stone, milk
Of love. Whatever
you are, I know this:
Spinner, you are everywhere, in all the ever-
changing above, whirling around us.
Yes, in the loose strands,
In the rough weave of the common
cloth threaded with our DNA on the hubbed, spoked
spinning wheel that is this world, solar system, galaxy,
Help us to see ourselves in all creation,
and all creation in ourselves, Ourselves in One Another.
Remind those of us who like connections
made with similes, metaphors, symbols,
that all of us are, everything is,
Remind us that as the oceans go, so go we.
As the air goes, so go we.
As other life forms on Earth go, so go we.
As our planet goes, so go we. Mysterious Muse
who inspired “In the beginning was the word…,”
edit our thoughts so our ethics are our politics,
and our actions the afterlives of our words.
“BLUU Notes: An Anthology of Love, Justice, and Liberation” is our first publication with Skinner House Books. You can purchase the full anthology here.