Synkroniciti is excited to welcome back the sooty pen of Pan Piper from Scotland. This time we feature “in case of clearing,” a poem that looks back over a long relationship, now broken and irretrievable. Pan reminds us that in leaving behind that which has stopped growing, we experience not only grief for the dreams and hopes we had for that person or situation, but a strange sort of joy in our ability to change, that we are not predictable, that we can still surprise ourselves. Such beautiful vulnerable imagery and hope for the future!
Come and read Pan’s meaningful and relatable poem. You can purchase our “Transcend” issue, Vol. 3, No. 4, or subscribe here. The issue is now available online as of November 30th.
Pan Piper is a freelance hermit on the uttermost edge of post-industrial Scotland. In the 1960s she achieved Double Commended for an essay ‘The Seven Deadly Sins,’ and a Distinction in Grade 3 Trumpet. Her mantra is ‘just like this ‘ and one of her favourite words is ‘dwell. ‘ She has shape-shifted to Echidna, and is training to be a dakini when she grows up.
If you would like to read Pan’s essay “Heart-land & hearth-land” from our “Home” issue, which we nominated for Best of the Net, it will be available for a limited time here. You can also purchase that issue on our individual issues page. You’ll want Vol. 3, No. 2, which has Catherine Heller’s whimsical “Flying Pigs” on the cover.