dreaming in the shadows of the Sleeping Maiden

Mt. Tam peaking through a band of fog glimpsed from the intersection of Sir Francis Drake Blvd. & Bon Air Rd., with the bells of San Sebastian in the foreground

…think of the spirit of darkness
that did not abandon you,
and the earth that rests outside you, wanting
the form for which it was created–

“January Dawn” by Brenda Hillman – from the collection Bright Existence