“Still round the corner there may wait, A new road or a secret gate.”
So if I take off my art and my quotes and my poems
if i stand exposed before the world
and speak my truth
will anyone care?
and why should that matter?
Do I have a truth worthy of expression?
one that hasn’t been said better by others?
What is my voice?
Can I teach as well as learn?
Can I talk as well as express?
What if I step out from behind my masks
and show nothing?
where does all this fear come from?
Could it be?
that I need to be this open
to heal myself and thus heal others?
— G A Rosenberg
and laughing at the strengths I fear
I watch the wall and see images
puppets of mind and imagination
The elements that I deny
Clowns riding fanged serpents sensuously
A skeleton offers me a rose and asks me to play
I feel an animal howling inside of me
He wants its prey
and force myself down
frustration bars the way and I know
that one day it will break free
I will break free
A child cries, another laughs
in wanton cruelty
Naked dancers revel
in many different combinations
urging me to join
Masks laugh, devoid of faces.
Tears of blood fall like a monsoon
The tide pulls me down
I grab two pillars to prop myself up
They collapse leaving me spinning
Samson with a brush cut looks on sadly
knowing he can’t help
I look for the centre
but at 23 it can’t hold on?
The light beckons me through
as I seek to ride the wave
Something new has entered my awareness
and become part of my universe
good? bad? delightful or dismaying?
I guess I decide that
for nothing has value
until I name it
but for now it exists.
Like the child I hope to one day be again
I touch it, I smell it, I taste it
finding it weird and wonderful, sweet and bitter
how cool that it exists
and will now be part of my experience
and will soon be part of me..
The light reflects on the water
as our bodies reflect on each other
a coming together of elements
yearning for something new to come of it…
We may have met this way before
on this beach or another
in another time or existence
but every moment is NOW
and every beach this one
Fall into my body
as my spirit touches yours…..
Tipareth in Water
Sun (☼) in Scorpio (♏)
I Ching Hexagram 20
Kwan – Manifesting or Contemplating