an experiment in permaculture poetics



Ten :: collaborative curation :: stone/scale/shift


                        children & shapeshifters


in search of stones, in search of other portals,


shift on the air as petals


salt from scale, from the muddy bottom.




En el cuerpo que cambia se revela


un monumento fuerte, sólido, consistente, pétreo.


            a girl curled stone-like on her side


holds Castor Pollux scales


back and forth between us


            remembering who we are to each other.




My heart fossilizes.


It sounds like paper made of stone


a fluid             bone, an organ composed of mouth


a mouth full of stones.




Spiral Orb is an experiment in juxtaposition, interrelationships, and intertextuality—a cross-pollination. This opening poem composts fragments from each of the pieces in Spiral Orb Ten. Standing also as the table of contents, each line is embedded with a hyperlink to its original piece. Once at each piece, you will find links to the other pieces in Spiral Orb Ten.

Spiral Orb Ten is a special issue, Collaborative Curation: Stone/Scale/Shift.

For past issues of Spiral Orb: archives

For more on Spiral Orb, see What Is.