Author Archives: dauphinesb

I’m alive

“the project” isn’t dead. It will remain alive as long as I remain alive. I just have to realize that it will be in complete flux, which involves veering in and out of the project. My belief systems constantly change. … Continue reading

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Redlands (poem)

Redlands by Dauphine Sb * I do get vertigo. When the oil runs out, we shall go to our cabin on the lake, and I should be 60 or 70 then. When the oil runs out I will get vertigo … Continue reading

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infidel poetics

“The anonymous lyric, including the riddle and the metrical charm, appears to have been gradually eclipsed by the emergence of an elite and self-consciously literary tradition of poetry, but these ancient modes and forms did not vanish altogether, nor are … Continue reading

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why you shouldn’t read Mary Oliver quite so much: “Singapore”

I see Mary Oliver a lot in pagan/naturalistic religion social media, and even in liturgical settings. With all the literally thousands of poets out there, I wish this were not the case. Her work hits all the right “nature buttons” … Continue reading

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Return of the 32K year old flower

This is 2 years old but, well, really fucking good: Living plants have been generated from the fruit of a little arctic flower, the narrow-leafed campion, that died 32,000 years ago, a team of Russian scientists reports. The fruit was … Continue reading

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slagcraft 1: How to turn your smart-phone into a river

Enough theory for now. Time to get to work. I’m creating ritual excursions and exercises under the umbrella of something I’m calling “slagcraft.” These are provisional and I might be making tiny changes to them as I go on. * … Continue reading

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“River” by Sherwin Bitsui

When we river, blood fills cracks in bullet shells, oars become fingers scratching windows into dawn, and faces are stirred from mounds of mica. I notice the back isn’t as smooth anymore,       the river crests at the moment of blinking; … Continue reading

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