Monday’s Muse

“We are living in a culture entirely hypnotized by the illusion of time, in which the so-called present moment is felt as nothing but an infinitesimal hairline between an all-powerfully causative past and an absorbingly important future. We have no present. Our consciousness is almost completely preoccupied with memory and expectation. We do not realizeContinue reading “Monday’s Muse”

Monday Musing

Precipice BY JILL ALEXANDER ESSBAUM The borderof a thing. Its edgeor hem. The selvage,the skirt, a perimeter’strim. The blowof daylight’s end andnighttime’s beginning.A fence or a rim,a margin, a fringe.And this: the grim,stingy doorstepwhere the lapseof passage happens.That slim lip of land,the liminal vergethat slips you pastyour brink. Whereand when youblink.

Muse for a Monday

Apple Blossoms BY SUSAN KELLY-DEWITT One evening in winterwhen nothing has been enough,when the days are too short, the nights too longand cheerless, the secretand docile buds of the apple blossoms begin their quickascent to light. Nightafter interminable night the sugars pucker and swellinto green slips, greensilks. And just as you find yourself at the endofContinue reading “Muse for a Monday”

Monday’s Muse

Farming While Black: African Diasporic Wisdom for Farming and Food Justice ~ Leah Penniman (Co-director and Farm Manager of Soul Fire Farm, Grafton, NY), Keynote Speaker for 2020 Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, Common Ground Country Fair It’s no surprise that industrial agriculture is a leading driver of climate change, water withdrawals, water pollution,Continue reading “Monday’s Muse”