• Dew Drops + Sunblock

    By Natalie Janovak Inspired by the folk stylings of Elisa Pope and Memphis Minnie McGnarls.   There’s a fire inside me that seeks a path home Snaking up my spine, burning deep and churning wide My life full to the brim with memories that burn Consuming all to reveal a key That I recognize as eternity …

  • metamorphosis

    By Natalie Janovak It’s been a long journey to get here. I was a seed, carrying everything I needed to survive as I searched for a home. I floated on the wind and found a place that was warm, kind, patient and safe; a place to flourish. I grow as the seasons pass, braving storms, …

  • The Center of the Fire by Jelaluddin Rumi (13th century)

    Photo by Natalie Janovak. “Sunrise after Fox Bay Fire, 08.18.2012,” Summit at Guardsman Pass, Utah No more wine for me! I’m past delighting in the thick red and the clear white. I’m thirsty for my own blood as it moves into a field of action. Draw the keenest blade you have and strike, until the …

  • For Gaia

    By Natalie Janovak Image courtesy of www.thelovelydept.com. Replayer. You woke up today. You had a wonderful dream. You bend your knees to all your needs. Then you rest your head on me.   I am your ground. I am your heart. I live in you, always.   That man across from you Is my son. …