While our hungry ghosts
And the machine they created
Devour all that is beautiful
Strange and wild

I would like to see Beauty herself
begin to do the devouring

Eating all that is ugly
All that is festering
Let the walls be overtaken
with vines, flowers,
butterflies, fruits
“Oceans tumble the ramparts down” †
I’d love to see sunshine
shrivel the small, mean thoughts
A golden smile bestowed
And ears open to birdsong
Fields of mustard blooms
wave and sing of bumblebees
Autumn glow
inspires remembrance
Even the hush of snow
stuns the soul into waking
to the wonder
Luminous, dark beauty
She shines
And the world dances
Praises and touches her
With care
With grief
With h o m e c o m i n g

(Sidenote: if you live in the Rockies, it’s an incredible year to see the aspens – get up and sit/walk amidst their shimmer, their unearthly glow… ✨💛🍂)

† Lyric from “The Last Days,” off my forthcoming album, and viewable in solo form on my YouTube


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Ariana Saraha is a singer & musician from the wilds of the West with a passion for primordial beauty and the more-than-human world. Whether writing, singing, or drumming, her mission is to invite us to remember our place beyond the trappings of civilization and the accepted meanderings of the mundane mind. She and her band have just released From the Wild, and are working on their next album while continuing to find wonder and inspiration even in the everyday.


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