• Jaya Julienne Ashmore

35-day retreat in Kotdwar, 2007


Day 2 During cleaning in the hall 3-inch black scorpion

Outside boys throw lumps of clay over the wall at our private interviews, give flowers to someone on a walk

Day 6 Turning around to arrive

Day 7 Ripe wheat flat slopes up to sudden low mountains (forest on uncommon shapes) Afternoon wrapped women wave green flags of weeds, bundled then tossed out of golden wheat slant

backlit western hills burn lavender eastern hills bask in green patchworks

Late Everything almost meets in one color: mountains, weather, time, women Just before dark all turns almost into light Even sound itself riding free tossed outside itself almost turns into light

2. Walk

smooth white sprays out of the sleeping wheat


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