Jan 30, 2021 - Apr 10, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm PST (Convert time zone)
Teacher(s) & Mentor(s)
Subhaga Crystal Bacon
TA RELATED EVENT
Join Subhaga for a twelve week course in Poetry of Self Inquiry, a combination of Trillium dharma and poetry using the Trillium Awakening Self Inquiry deck! The course will include Zoom sessions, a Google discussion group, bi-monthly writing prompts, revisions, and sharing your work for feedback from the group and from Subhaga. No experience in poetry is required, just an open heart and willingness to experiment putting it into words.
Embodied Witness Consciousness
For a while, it was as if You were behind me—
just over my right shoulder in the guise of my Beloved
wearing the sacred dress of the disciple. I felt You
there, but whenever I looked—nothing but space.
In time, like waking from a dream, you were gone,
moved inside to live in me. Not my two, blue eyes
but Yours, which are the eyes of God or the world
gazing out through my heart, my head, my belly.
Sometimes, I become shadow cast by these sixty-five
years of surviving, as if I eclipse you—moon over sun—
then again, instead of penumbral two, I’m a shimmer
of everything filled with light; I’m just the one.
Subhaga Crystal Bacon is the author of two volumes of poetry, Blue Hunger, June 2020, from Methow Press, and Elegy with a Glass of Whisky, BOA Editions, 2004. Her poems have appeared in the Florida Review, The Cortland Review, Valparaiso Poetry Review, and Persimmon Tree, and are forthcoming in La Piccioletto Barca. She’s been a Trillium Teacher since 2016 and lives, writes, and teaches on the east slope of the North Cascade Mountains, in Twisp, WA. www.subhagacrystalbacon.com
Dates: Saturdays: January 30, February 13, 27, March 13, 27, and April 10
Time: 1:00 – 3:30 pm Pacific
Register: email Subhaga