poetic sublimation connects the image to its pain. Raw. Wet. Red; girlhood in first flower what is primary (flowing & deflowering) is a certain loss in a certain flowering which is irreversible (meaning certain swallowing) because all natural processes are irreversible and why time flows one way and things fall apart
but not why Zeus in his cunning & in his zeal swallows the mother of the real; swallows her subjectivities and then agrees, Persephone, too must be taken. Eating or sleeping what is primary in the maternal subjectivities through the flower upon which the god erects himself in the name of the father is
did she bleed?
the energy of an isolation will increase in time & in time, come to matter even more says the second law of thermodynamics blood to ink in the use; each phrase made to order, turning toward the order to mete to measure the moonlight in it
Dis (order) ing carries the deep use of the figures in speech as if they are real, as if it is we who control them, although we only reduce them to specific figures of speech to draw out the abstraction. Raw. Wet. Wed but
she never gave birth in our world; instead she gave insight into our suffering in conspectu mortis (said Jung) and
she had a mother (who must be laughing) right where she passes –especially where she passes turning toward
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.