the outpouring word more sound than word yet, both―Oh!
i don’t want to leave you you said, then left me
without alone along the edge. It was
the end of the season & the sound inspired beginning
beginnings over & over began without symbols or centers―Oh! darkness fell in my throat and felt delightful memories & squeals & what was soft copper beaten and hardened banged on boxes of your things gestures in what we
lived loved lost
shared together; each rhythm sucked in never held the sound
i exhaled & intoned but oh never vanished & then the fear―oh! my god! you left me (forever)
i confront your absence everywhere & over & over my loss grows larger and larger (but never in a larger word)
in the distance in the discourse broken like a vessel lost at sea―Oh!
i is loathsome
in a word a sound a thing
unloveable & left to sing a blue and spotted in between put off, put on―Oh!
the sound for you grows thin in i the you the way you wanted without and
not within dotted blue the oh begin
again an i & i in you my spotted flesh
my earth and loss not living her in me unheard
hears the call in naked cry to me to trust it still
Mythopoetics In Culture is a written collection of poems, essays and excerpts from essays by mythopoet, Stephanie Pope published to mythopoetry.com beginning in 2001 to the present. In 2017 mythopoetry.com brings guest blogging to its cultural mythology blog expanding its format to include poems and essays by the cultural mythologists of today.
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Teacher, essayist, poet and cultural mythologer, Stephanie has a BA in education from Walsh University and a master's degree in mythological studies from Pacifica Graduate Institute. She teaches Myth & Poetics In Personal Writing, DreamWork & Musing Life on line through mythopoetry.com. Between 2010-2012 she is editing, producing and publishing Mythopoetry Scholar Ezine vol 1-3.
Stephanie works mythopoetics on line @mythopoetry.com where she explores, traces and reveals dominant mythic images and mythemes in psyche-making at work between cosmos and culture today.
Published in numerous poetry journals including the premier issues of Literary House and A Hudson View International Stephanie's poetry receives Pushcart nominations between 2007-2010. Her first poetry volume, Like A Woman Falling, now out of print, published in 2004. Currently in the works is a book of essays and a second poetry volume, Monsters & Bugs.