Monthly Archives: November 2013

Dreams

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Blossoming 2004 by Drea Jensen Creation is about breaking down the barriers of different thoughts and letting them come together in the middle to create something new. http://dreajensengallery.artistwebsites.com/featured/blossoming-2004-drea-jensen.html

Blossoming 2004 by Drea Jensen
Creation is about breaking down the barriers of different thoughts and letting them come together in the middle to create something new.
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Blossom

by Mary Oliver

In April
the ponds openlike black blossoms,
the moon
swims in every one;
there’s fire
everywhere: frogs shouting
their desire,
their satisfaction. What
we know: that time
chops at us all like an iron
hoe, that death
is a state of paralysis. What
we long for: joy
before death, nights
in the swale – everything else
can wait but not
this thrust
from the root
of the body. What
we know: we are more
than blood – we are more
than our hunger and yet
we belong
to the moon and when the ponds
open, when the burning
begins the most
thoughtful among us dreams
of hurrying down
into the black petals
into the fire,
into the night where time lies shattered
into the body of another.

 

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The Sea is Emotion

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Sea of Emotion 2013 by Drea Jensen Light rips through the darkness and unknown as if it were a hot knife through butter. http://dreajensengallery.artistwebsites.com/featured/sea-of-emotion-2013-drea-jensen.html

Sea of Emotion 2013 by Drea Jensen
Light rips through the darkness and unknown as if it were a hot knife through butter.
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“The sea is emotion incarnate. It loves, hates, and weeps. It defies all attempts to capture it with words and rejects all shackles. No matter what you say about it, there is always that which you can’t.”
― Christopher PaoliniEragon

Be Ignited

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Curiosity 2012 by Drea Jensen Remember the importance and value of innovative creativity.  http://dreajensengallery.artistwebsites.com/featured/curiosity-2012-drea-jensen.html

Curiosity 2012 by Drea Jensen
Remember the importance and value of innovative creativity.
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What I Have Learned So Far

Meditation is old and honorable, so why should I
not sit, every morning of my life, on the hillside,
looking into the shining world? Because, proper-
ly attended to, delight, as well as havoc, is sug-
gestion. Can one be passionate about the just, the
ideal, the sublime, and the holy, and yet commit
to no labor in its cause? I don’t think so.

All summations have a beginning, all effect has a
story, all kindness begins with the sown seed.
Thought buds towards radiance. The gospel of
light is the crossroads of—indolence, or action.

Be ignited, or be gone.

— Mary Oliver 

Garden of Dust

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Letting Paint Dry 2012 by Drea Jensen Though we are constantly surrounded by magnetic energy, by looking carefully, we can find internal harmony. http://dreajensengallery.artistwebsites.com/featured/letting-paint-dry-2012-drea-jensen.html

Letting Paint Dry 2012 by Drea Jensen
Though we are constantly surrounded by magnetic energy, by looking carefully, we can find internal harmony.
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Where Does the Dance Begin, Where Does It End?
By Mary Oliver
 
 
Don’t call this world adorable, or useful, that’s not it.
It’s frisky, and a theater for more than fair winds.
The eyelash of lightning is neither good nor evil.
The struck tree burns like a pillar of gold.
 
But the blue rain sinks, straight to the white
feet of the trees
whose mouths open.
Doesn’t the wind, turning in circles, invent the dance?
Haven’t the flowers moved, slowly, across Asia, then Europe,
until at last, now, they shine
in your own yard?
 
Don’t call this world an explanation, or even an education.
 
When the Sufi poet whirled, was he looking
outward, to the mountains so solidly there
in a white-capped ring, or was he looking
 
to the center of everything: the seed, the egg, the idea
that was also there,
beautiful as a thumb
curved and touching the finger, tenderly,
little love-ring,
 
as he whirled,
oh jug of breath,
in the garden of dust?
 
-from Why I Wake Early (2004)

 

Dreams

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Ventral 2012 by Drea Jensen Defining things and moments can break up the often confusing mix that is life. http://dreajensengallery.artistwebsites.com/featured/ventral-2012-drea-jensen.html

Ventral 2012 by Drea Jensen
Defining things and moments can break up the often confusing mix that is life.
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The Humpbacks

Listen, whatever it is you try
to do with your life, nothing will ever dazzle you
like the dreams of your body,

its spirit
longing to fly while the dead-weight bones

toss their dark mane and hurry
back into the fields of glittering fire

where everything,
even the great whale,
throbs with song.

– Mary Oliver