Wednesday, May 23, 2012

drink deep

Easter I, 2012 encaustic, gold pigment, and tissue paper on board
Wanting what we want, 
we break free
but freedom
is not. We are
prisoned by inability to thirst
while drinking freely.
-
Drink deep of
water of life, be free from
entombment, dry preservation.
Open to heartbreak,
pouring out libation,
wine of memory.




Monday, May 21, 2012

Feet in the sun, head in the clouds


Feet in the sun, head in the clouds.
Follow feet, follow, head!
Yet I miss what I'm missing, 
restless, I'm always
Head in the clouds
Feet in the sun
And then the crazy command:
Rest.


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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Thursday Lyric: King Charles, Beating Hearts

You are every part of my beating heart 
You are the blood within me 
My love outweighs my lust for you 
My head outweighs my heart 


 I am with you through eternity 
Until my blood stops pumping 
Cos without you rushing through my veins 
There is no life within me 


Give up the things you love for love 
Love despite your mood 
Take me as I am 
Let me love you 


Blood on the hands of the Son of God 
Oh, the pain that love brings 
I will try to defend our love 
From false feelings 


Bend like a bow in the archer's hand 
Though arrows run swiftly 
Strike my flesh, then my bones then pierce my heart 
Love's poison seeping 


Give up the things you love for love 
Love despite your mood 
Take me as I am 
Let me love you 


Dead to the world, you've become my universe 
An act of perfect poison 
Crippled, deaf and blind inside I've become 
My arms hang loose from my shoulders 


Without my arms I cannot hold a shield 
Or wield a mighty sword 
Every drop of blood that stains the earth 
A stamp on the ground that I love you 


Give up the things you love for love 
Love despite your mood 
Take me as I am 
Let me love you

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Hope Hidden

A great Hope fell
You heard no noise
The Ruin was within
Oh cunning Wreck
That told no Tale
And let no Witness in


The mind was built for mighty Freight
For dread occasion planned
How often foundering at Sea
Ostensibly, on Land


-Emily Dickinson


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