The poet in the time of the world’s night
utters the holy that exceeds
the geometry of the heart’s
tangled lines,

this beautiful liminality.

Open and aware, I embrace
seeing differently,
the complexity of us.

Art, research, teaching –
not actions but
ways of life.


Heidegger, M. (1971). Poetry, Language, Thought. Trans. Albert Hofstadter. New York, Harper and Row.

Irwin, R. L. (2004). A/r/tography: A metonymic metissage. In A/r/tography: Rendering self through arts-based living inquiry, ed. R.L. Irwin and A. de Cosson, 27–38. Vancouver, BC: Pacific Educational Press.

Leggo, C. (2010). Writing a life: Representation in language and image. Transnational Curriculum Inquiry 7(2).

outside: religion

Faith? It’s complicated.
I was Protestant until I got the message that
                  there’s a special place in hell for girls who think.

Converting to Catholicism
seemed like home, like revolution,
but now, even that seems so distant.

What doesn’t seem distant is God.
I see him every day in my classroom
and in my wedding band.

– Elizabeth Hind