About

Me: Grad student on hiatus, inveterate comparativist, reader of books and varia (often multiple books at the same time, perhaps to my detriment), writer who is trying to get her writing life together

This Blog: A place to share poems, theological thoughts, midrash, and anything else that suits my fancy.

The Name is taken from a Telugu poem by Sugambabu, translated by David Shulman:

Above this
paper flower
how long can the bee 
be–

O true
illusion!

When she read his translation, Shulman’s wife responded, “Aren’t all of us true illusions? It seemed a particularly apt sentiment for this blog, which brings together poetry, theology, mythology, and snippets of the surreality and mundane nature of human existence.

Metaphors have a way of holding the most truth in the least space. – Orson Scott Card