KALI AFTER THE FIRE
|EARTH, AIR, FIRE AND WATER
We are at the level of objects
Into a vessel, tall white, made
of two flaring cylinders, side by side,
And always, the presence of panga*,
quick cutting, cropping, chopping -
A fierce rush is a constant here,
hands on clay,
Earth to bake, air to dry, fire
*A panga is a large machete-type knife that many
people carried in Kenya when I lived there, as we would carry a pocket
knife, a sort of all-purpose tool.
This poems appeared in C.R.E.A.T.E. The Journal of the Creative & Expressive Arts Therapies Exchange. V.6, 1997, Toronto.
kuan yin off duty
Element of Life---Air
poem by Casey Scathach
mommy of 4, ER nurse, pagan, witch and poet.......................................................'.........
Floating and billowing is her skirt
Dance, Oya, dance
Summoning the winds of change
Cool breezes pushing through the
Dark painted canvas
She surrounds you
Living your Dreams
The Kokopeli's of the world
If I didn't have to pay the rent I would have money.
Warm Smiles..dancing bodies.
Bless us, La Fortuna!
MUSE IN THE GARDEN
painting in response by cami de vylder
(artist and art therapist)
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