Amy H. Sturgis (eldritchhobbit) wrote,
Amy H. Sturgis

Octavia Butler, R.I.P. (June 22, 1947-February 25, 2006)

I have no words.

Octavia Butler: she is gone.

Create no images of God.
Accept the images
that God has provided.
They are everywhere,
in everything.
God is Change---
Seed to tree,
tree to forest;
Rain to river,
river to sea;
Grubs to bees,
bees to swarm.
From one, many;
from many, one;
Forever uniting, growing, dissolving---
forever Changing.
The universe
is God's self-portrait.

From "Earthseed: The Book of the Living," by Lauren Oya Olamina, the poet created by Octavia E. Butler for her 1993 novel, Parable of the Sower
Tags: r.i.p., sf

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