The Luminous Dark

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© by Elizabeth Glenn-Copeland


   Blessed Silence,
  Wise Mind,
      Grounded in Blessed Earth,
I rest
that I might remember who I truly am
and so
be of service.

 Embraced in your warmth,
that which I am
I wholeheartedly offer
in perfect
and indefatigable

 Blessed Silence,
Wise Mind,
Grounded in Blessed Earth,
I …


Elizabeth Glenn-Copeland is a writer / theater artist / artist facilitator whose work evolves at the intersection of arts and activism. Her short stories, personal essays and poems have been published in Resilience, The Furious Gazelle, and Forge Journal, among others. As a spoken word artist, she performed alongside musician-husband, Beverly Glenn-Copeland at the Dawson City Music Festival, and at MoMA PS1 (NYC). Her novella, JAZZ won the 2014 Ken Klonsky Prize, was later shortlisted for the 2015 ReLit Award. As 2018 Writer-in-Residence at the UNESCO World Heritage site, the Joggins Fossil Institute, she wrote, “Daring to Hope at the Cliff’s Edge: Pangea’s Dream Remembered”, a narrative eco-poem exploring our relationship with the animate earth.


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