Yew chalks a boundary between death and immortal life; its symbol is I -Book of Balymote, 1391
Imagine once upon a yew that she still lives and spins anew in maidenhair to mend the blue wide avé nous once spun throughout and through the whorl that thundered through the white hands where the pale maid sits turning just a girl. And when she wheels and spins and moans into the shad, into the ‘oh’ ness of the crone behind the spray and veiled, she weights a thread, thus come
how once she more than realized the tuffet moppet spot she sat upon beds wet in mid and trough a knotting taut to realize the ‘is’ because she was and is and calls her metis wove in h’s like a shroud, a cloud
she watched as kings reigned the weave within the spot where she is not and wore instead a knot -a maiden shadow thrown to orchestrate king-order in a vast disaster-us-affair, home-grown
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.