Poetry & Word Song

Mythic Renewal

Mythic Renewal
You are the unfolding of the goddess, receive her fully!
Spark to the dance of her being,
Let body’s magical energy be heard.
No more Amnesia!
Be serious!
Gain your equilibrium. It is original nature.
Shape your destiny and announce who you are!
Dream and gather!
Greet the morning sun and preserve your wildness.
Trust your ability to heal and birth through your pain.
Listen to the mythic bells!
Power slumbers in no-mind and in conscious sacrifice.
Hospitality cries out anew to the hidden wounded,
Tolerated for so long!
Reclaim! Recover! Remember!
Tears and depression-willing ground for cultivation,
Offer raw power transformed
Burdens lessened, can sing!
We are each a great song!
-Loci S. Yonder


Solar Eclipse Retreat in Julian 5/20/12

In the silent space of a personal retreat to the mountains of Julian, I had the experience of working intensely with Aura Soma Bottle 72. At the time I was also reading Henry Corbin’s book, Alone with The Alone. This poem describes an amazing flow of images that formed in the top  of the bottle, one by one, like ink drawings. The images became a story over the next two hours which I attempted to capture in this poem.


In the Shock of Silence
On the Threshold of Rest
In A Parallel Time
You appeared.
Long White Locks flowing from your cap
Staff in Hand
Tunic Swaying
Sage, Wanderer, Minstrel
Known Only to the Mountain.
Bluebird singing,
No!  No!
It is  Sophia
Gown and Headdress
Announce Her Grace
Together now,
A Cross of Individuation
Between You
Each Touching
Divine Capacity.
7 Bright Lights!
Are they Stars?
Illumination is birthing
Three  White Pearls
Forming a Column of Light
Sophia Now with Her Staff,
Fleeing Horse and Rider,
Crouching Bear Rises
The dream says, “Why didn’t she tell me?”
The Man on the Move
with the Monkey on his back
Wakes up
And disappears.
Eagle Flying overhead
Touching Angels’ Wings
Watching over
Three Hooded Travelers.
One Ascends to meet Angelic Strands.
Gebo’s Echoes Ring
In the Mountain Breeze
Through the Lone Pine
The Third Returns
From His Ascent.
Sphere Embraced.
All Day in the Barren desert,
On the Move,
Graced by an Owl
and the passing–by of five.
Caped companion mounts the Whale
Tuscan Horse sharing the Ride,
As Lone Hooded Traveler
meets the Helmeted One.
Butterfly, bird and fish
Accompany the human face
On the flying carpet above
Griffin and Orb Safe
As the Caravans pass.
The Snow-peaked
Mountains shine through the Man’s Heart.
Holding the Chalice in the Four-Leafed Clover.
He leans to feed the Deer.
As Robe and Castle appear
Child is Safe
In His Arms.
Griffin and Orb flying free,
Snail stretching out of its Shell
Horse and Rider return from the Sea
As Mushrooms grow Flowers
In the Rainbows and the Moonlight
Dragonfly Meets Orb and Griffin
To Watch the Bird on the Whales’ tail
And See the Heart of the World.
Masked Face in the Orb Looks Out,
Arms Open
Bird Head Now Safe to be  revealed.
Commas and Birds become Angels
Wings outstretched,
Hummingbird sips Heart Orb’s
Infinite Joy
Cosmic Teardrops
Fearless, Sobbing, Glistening
Horizon Yields
A Ship with pointed bow,
Boatman’s Oars high.
Land Eyed
Beyond the Shimmering Orange sphere
As He Reaches Into his Nobility.
July 30, 2012

Tangles & Knots

Tangles & Knots
Possibilities tremble in Confusion.
Mystery Pulses
Wisdom Distills.
Seeks Expression.
No Safety here!
Only Momentum.
And Shame arise.
Soul Questions Stir.
Can I carry the Weight of an Authentic Life?
Can I carry the Guilt of Sacrificing it?
Sorrow and Regret
Growth and Truth cry out
For Response.
Silence and Breath,
Offer Grace.
Compassion Sustains.
Trust Begins
For Necessary Dissolutions.
I am Bearing
The Cost of Change
The Cost of a New Life.
-Loci S. Yonder







The Soul Beauty
Shining through your eyes
Reflects the Love
I want to have
For the dry, withered places
In Me
That yet require
The Moisture of Tears
To Soften
The Voice of Truth
The Chalice of Grace
Bringing Total Embrace
All of you
All of Me.




San Diego 1970s

My Garden was full of Lace
Trails of Life and Death
Graced the Beholder
From Another Realm