Midsummer

helena nelson reed art

Artist: Helena Nelson Reed 

 

Powdered ivory ice sky clay,

Rolling pin clouds, reveal the day,

An inhale, a moment, of post storm peace,

An inhale, a moment, of harmony achieved,

Now, diamond drops of dew,

Frame lily petals of royal citrus maroon,

We exhale our in/finitude,

Like burning sun, reflective moon.

Heroine’s Journey: Part 1

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Swallowing you whole your lover devoured you and spat you out in pieces each new day

In recesses of depths you were convinced you had lost the way,

Your fingertips and lips

grasped at embers while casually speaking of abyss,

The falling star sinkhole that your faith became,

The opal moonlight obscures and illuminates

The wobbly cobblestone labyrinth

The languid last breath and rushed first kiss

The dusk of uncertainty

Dawn’s constant reliable profundity,

All wrapped in soft white leather,

Bound in belief of something ‘better’

Choirs of cascading notes cocoon

Seeds, Small feet, Planted, big shoes,

Lead and follow, same dance, branch to root

Dear Estranged Adoreah

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http://energia.livejournal.com/61013.html

What truth

Are you rising to?

Awe filled lungs, watery sky,

Are you floating in or passing by?

Do you trust your breath?

Or do you only worry about the next?

Who taught you? Who cares?

Forgettable lesson, fiery endless stairs,

To step off remind yourself of transition, pause,

Steps already learned, applause,

You are river, cloud and song,

You are wind, perfect subjective combination

Summer Refrain/frame

Circling the Sun are feather clouds and rainbow rings

Scarlet cardinals carve fluid lines between

Verdant and Aquamarine

 Linen butterflies drink nectar from

Exploding lilac petals with violet tipped lime-pineapple leaves

 Death kissed baby bird fatal fallen from the nest

Persisting songs of winged-ones, form a communion of peaceful protest

Their living and singing equate to a pleading

Peacefully rest, as the universe’s consonant heart continues beating

 And

I am

Here

 Gratitude, breath & sugar spun bones,

Sola fidelis & never alone

Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txTWI3w_QcU

 

Expansive

Sacred is a circle,

Blessed is the moon,

Enduring are the stars,

Twinkling in thy eye of eternity.

 

Gather together the corners of colors

Into your satchel

And I will ready this parcel for post.

 

When it finds land, as it always does,

Promise me you will plant it

And saturate it with the rivers melodies

Just like we always dreamed we would do.

 

Unkind clocks

Slipping feet in soft sand, a perplexing paradox,

I never knew,

I would never know,

I already knew

fighting and finding trust

From stardust to stardust.

 

Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtCbf5uu1Ls

 

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Clear Lake

My Grandmother is now a bed of scattered stones,

My Grandfather, the cold, cutting breeze across my cheek,

My Mother, the forgiving lotus,

My Sister, the twinkling stars,

My Father, the familiar stranger,

& She teaches me to trust,

& He teaches me to love,

& I am

a cobalt feather,

riding the breeze of my ancestors,

all the way home.

 

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(Image credit: indian-feathers.seebyseeing.net )