A poetic journey through my mind

Posts tagged “Art

The Dance

Liminal, the place between, between the seen and the unseen, the corner view, the edge of sight, the distance between wrong and right, the gap that lies between the worlds, where all the dragons sleep, tight-curled, from page to page, from left to right, in and out and day and night, all the spaces in between, where the tricksters dance unseen, in whirling steps of green and blue, and dancing, make the world anew, in colors of the brightest sheen, to decorate the place between.


Collages

 

So these are my new toys, made from licensed images from my all time favorite artist, Jasmine Beckett Griffith, manipulated for my personal use and enjoyment with a combo of iPhone apps…in no particular order:

Bazaart, Exacto, ColorSplash, Waterlogue, and Distressed FX.

I generally suck at  “visual art” so I thought I’d check and see what y’all thought.  😊


The Gift

hummingbird thoughts flicker and dart,
jewel-bright bits of magic and art,
in the dark shadowed places, in the contemplative grove,
o’er the turquoise-blue waves of a tropical cove,
in dark stormy weather and mad lashings of fear,
they sparkle and dance and shine without peer.
and when i am desperate, furious, or numb,
just when i fear to the depths i’ll succumb,
when i cry out from deep in the canyon of night,
suddenly twinkles a tiny bright light,
then two, and then more, they sparkle and play
till my storm darkened mind grows bright as the day
and laughing, i spin in my own rainbow dance,
and with joy and new hope take this god-given chance.
the words that pour out of my soul and my heart
are as shining and bright as the jewels that dart,
and i think to myself and i hope as i write
that the words will fly out and rekindle a light
and dance for a time in some lonely heart,
my jewel-bright bits of magic and art.


My Christmas Girl has given me another present!

My beautiful photographer friend Nia has gifted me with my 4th award…this time, the Versatile Blogger.  I’m happy to accept it, with the usual caveats:  I can’t guarantee a no-snark appreciation…and I may or may not pass it on,  depending on how I feel and who I want to pass the torch/pita to.  😉

“The Rules of this award:

If you receive the honor, pay attention! When you accept the award you must:
Thank the person who shared the award with you, by linking back to them in your post.
Pass this award to 15 recently discovered blogs (being sure to let them know that you included them in your blog post).
Lastly, list 7 things about yourself.”

So, number one done…number two on the back burner for now…here goes number three:

7 Things

I read and follow the advice of my three tarot card decks, once/twice a week

I collect stones and interestingly shaped rocks from places I or my friends have been  (anyone wanna send me a rock? 😉 )

I collect stuffed animals, especially coyotes, but others as well

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I own 5 autographed prints/cards, two tarot decks, and one figurine by Jasmine Beckett-Griffith

I own a special edition autographed and original artwork set of Deviant Moon Tarot cards,  created by Patrick Valenza

I want to go to Australia more than anyplace on Earth (Turkey is second!)

I have played Live-Action-Role-Playing games for the last 15 yrs

 

There.  Now I can say again, Thank You, my Christmas Girl!  I’ve gone from having none to having 4 awards in less than a week…as well as being 2 away from 60 followers!  I love you all!

 

KC


Poems on the way

Working on several things at once, with the result that nothing is getting done.  Gonna concentrate on the Red Riding Hood retell, because that’s my fave right now, but I also have some nifty pics by Christina over on Artblablablog that I will be writing little poems and/or stores for.

Not to mention a handful of new poems that are brewing for now…  😉  Just wanted to let y’all know that just because I don’t post for a bit, doesn’t mean I’m not here.  😛

Love, KC

 

PS:  Woot for 40 followers a week after we hit 30!  *hugs*  I love you guys!


Coyote Tanka

Tanka are a form of Japanese poetry, like the better known Haiku.  I’ve noticed that there are a few definitions for the syllable count in a tanka…the form I’ve chosen is 7, 5, 7, 5, 7, 7.  Hope you like the juxtaposition of a purely Western mythological figure and an Eastern art form!

 

coyote in the desert
ske’lep, or murphy,
whiskey jack, barking dog,
what shall I call you?

may I name you Trickster
and haunt the mountains with you?

 

I see your whiskered face, lost,
coyote in the city,
glass bottle of forgetting,
in crumpled paper bag

riding empty subway car
dreaming of desert sky home

 

coyote in the mountains
glow of firelight
you stare into the campfire
voice of gravel and stone

“Hey there, got a cigarette?”
your shadow has ears and braids

 

coyote takes a train ride
leathered paw grips tight
eyes under hat watch miles pass
through open steel door

places flash before your eyes
which one will you choose today?

 

coyote and the maiden
lovely by the fire
dancing to confuse her mind
bring her to your tent

night black hair like wings falling
raven laughs and flies away