Posts By: Anna Lena Phillips

Land Acknowledgment

Ecotone is published in what is now called Wilmington, North Carolina, which is located on the traditional and ancestral territory of the Waccamaw, Catawba, and Cape Fear People, among others whose names we may not know. For thousands of years,

Garden cycle (keeping time)

Early blue lavender (Munstead) and air cannons over grain fields
(the pheasant, visiting us regularly now, startles in the hedges)

Rosemary flowers like minuscule orchids (and insects see how to go)
Writing at all feels pointless from the moment I think about death

This Is the Love

This is my lover, but when I cease to love him I will leave him.
This is my lover. For him I am, of an evening, leaf and hymnal.
This is my lover. But when I seize love, certain trees sing off-key.


Everything comes first from the mind of God, which is the hand of God, / the thinking hand. /
Did you want the destruction to take place before the beauty, or after.