As bees are the reproductive organs of flowering plants, might humans be the song and story organs of the world, carrying the pollen grains of story around as we fall hopelessly in love with the nectar of life, moving from flower to flower? We might.
from the first tree, gift of language
from oak, gift of naming
from oak-gall, gift of ink
from birch, gift of book
from flesh of trees, gift of paper
Hamadryad press has conjured up the first stories, the oak-stories and cedar-stories, the old-woman weaving stories, the dreaming-mountain stories, has translated and inscribed them with the help and the gifts of the trees, and is giving them back to the people.
Small Black Tent: a hymnal
This collection of poetry and prose is an initiation into the dark waters of Grief. Gathered over a period of six months, these selections tell a story of descent, immense suffering, death, and ultimately acceptance of the way of Grief, the way of loss, the way of transformation, the way of the dark earth.
Lettered, illustrated, cut, and bound by hand, this is raw poetry at its most intimate and sincere.
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