... She is singing a time
when music was the music of the tongue,
of gourd rattle, whistle, and drum,
of birdsong, water, and the world.
from "Ascencion Dying" by Charlotte Muse
I was introduced to the poet, Charlotte Muse, in the early 2000s, and I have had the privilege of having her as a mentor for almost two decades now. Her book A Story Also Grows is one of my favorite books of poetry. No one knows better how to delve deeply into the soul to call up stories of great beauty and wisdom and to unfold them into the cosmos than Charlotte. They are extraordinary evocations of the miraculous.
-- Priscilla Lee, poet of the week