Issue #18 (February 1983)
comes a child not of loin, but of mind;
her exact ecstasy far
from our carbon chemistries,
from the edge of the earth.
Shimmering Shiva of the silicon shell sisters,
mantissa for mantras, we are dinosaurs
are more than fossil.
We pray the fusion (you iron anvil ark)
of your brute, mute reason
with our rough human love.
Sharon Dario was a student at Oxford's Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, graduated from the University of California, Davis, where she studied English. In between writing poetry she has worked at various staff positions in the Rhetoric and Philosophy Departments at Davis, and will retire in 2007.Among her avocations she lists nature photography and bicycling.