The Wardrobe’s Best Dressed: Being Many Seeds by Marilyn McCabe

This selection, chosen by Managing Editor Krista Cox, is from Being Many Seeds by Marilyn McCabe, released by Grayson Books in 2020.
As stars are not
the mystic harbor of my wishes
nor mass but space and burning,
so are my questions.

I come to every strange city
as a refugee coming home,
the old streets as if new,
a familiar portico, flourished pedestal,

view from this dusty window.
I am this name unasked.


      stars are


I come to every                city

                            as if 

                         dusty window


      stars are


                    every                city

Teilhard de Chardin wandered into the realm of physics, considered the molecule’s ascension toward the cell, the cell’s journey toward the creation of conscious beings, and he compared the evolutionary trip of the physical and that of the spirit.

Marilyn McCabe‘s poetry has won awards and contests through A Room of Her Own Foundation, The Word Works, Grayson Books, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the Adirondack Center for Writing. Her books of poems include Perpetual Motion and Glass Factory, and chapbooks Rugged Means of Grace and, most recently, Being Many Seeds. Poems and videopoetry have been published in print and online, and videopoems have appeared in festivals and galleries.

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