In Voices

Images and Haiku from Our Recent Dark Days

By Evans Lansing Smith, PhD
Chair, Mythological Studies


Snow on the mountains.

People passing down below:

Virus in the Valleys.

Sea-spawn and sea-wrack.

Spume. Signatures of all things

In the grains of sand:


Ibis beak stylus:

“Shadow of the vulture falls

On the Eye of Horus”:

“Season of the Witch”



Trump in the White House

Corona Virus spreading

Fear eating the soul.


March 25, 2020

Stonehenge Ancestors;

Woodhenges for the living:

Urn Burials Between.

Dr. Smith has degrees from Williams College, Antioch International, and The Claremont Graduate School. He is the author of ten books and numerous articles on comparative literature and mythology, and has taught at colleges in Switzerland, Maryland, Texas, and California, and at the C.G. Jung Institute in Kusnacht. In the late 1970s, he traveled with Joseph Campbell on study tours of Northern France, Egypt, and Kenya, with a focus on the Arthurian Romances of the Middle Ages and the Mythologies of the Ancient World.

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