The poem marks a watery realm a tri via, shaken and disturbed the poem marks a de termini for the poet.
The poem is a kind of boundary marker; the poem is where the gods came and went The poem is what the gods left
The poem is where aesthetic mythoi in form, an image dissolves back and in a transpersonal past dimension of experience transcendant ground soil of Ge the poem re livens the story of itself in the gods
The poem is where images reform themselves forward into personality and person
a poem changes the matter in the matter
The poem is a story a legein like the one imbedded in the peplos of Athene
The poem is golden and gold is the tool in the skin and hide of Hephaistos
The poem returns gold
The poem is a woman changing her cloth her peplos her closure
changing woman herself
the poem reforms beauty where beauty herself passes between aesthetic expression and transpersonal arrest; since
not all beauty is beautiful in the aegis
the poem marks this de termini for the poet; beauty in being
nothing be-ing the one property of all things; the poem
weaves and what is not beautiful that disturbs identity is reunited and reabsorbed back into what is
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.