Sunday, January 29, 2012


The vagaries of everywhere
meet in a blue wander,
a teaching of pause
and twinkle.
The soul's green word
shakes the sky
with its elemental body.
See: this tangle
of frolic
is the reply
your world receives.
Not rare,
but eager,
a ship of crystal nothing
come to swim you far

©Laura Sorrells 2012
all rights reserved


  1. this
    is awesome:

    "The soul's green word
    shakes the sky
    with its elemental body."

    the wonders are all around us.


    1. This is a found poem I put together from assorted single words from an old book of fairy tales I have. so glad you liked it.

  2. ah, so that is where the "twinkle" comes from. blackout poetry? i've just been itching to try.


  3. what kind of leaf is that appears to have a stigmata in the middle

  4. Some kind of succulent. I can't recall, if I ever knew. I am getting old.


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I live at the edge of the forest in a little town in the north Georgia mountains. I teach sixth grade Language Arts and am writing a memoir of sorts about family, spirituality, and narrative. I am also exploring a possible writing project having to do with contemporary lay contemplative experience and how it might be informed by the Desert Fathers and Mothers of early Christianity. I am a relatively recent convert to Roman Catholicism and an admirer of Pope Francis, Leonardo Boff, Joan Chittister, and Richard Rohr. I'm a Lay Associate of Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Monastery in Conyers, Georgia. I am interested in indigenous cultures, narratives, and spirituality, especially how these can inform my spirituality as a lay contemplative. I write, read, take pictures, play around with creating ephemera from paper and cloth and other organic things. I cook, hike, watch wildlife, and collect random bits of interesting oddness, both tangible and abstract. I am a seer of smallness and a caretaker of ridiculous minutiae. If you want, e-mail me at or