Saturday, July 27, 2013

on realizing you are

raw-
as seeds,
softened soil, 
nurturing      sky
hard thrusting of birth
sweat, blood & fears mingling
with joy... and the unknown looms 
like   giant  tidal   waves,  you    feel   
the weight on your shoulders & though your 
hands  are  gentle now,  your  eyes are all fire- 


A New Beginning by Canadian artist:  Maxine Noel
Grace @ Everyday Amazing



Posted for Imaginary Garden with Real Toads - Corey's prompt on Raw
and Sunday's Mini-challenge by Hedgewitch - Etheree form ~  Happy weekend ~

35 comments:

  1. Birth and children must be a theme this weekend. An incredible image. Thanks for introducing me to more artists.

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  2. there is a lot of life in this one...and energy as well...the thrusting up of new life....the joy and pain...nicely put together grace...smiles.

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  3. This has a delicate potency, such as motherhood knows and mothers recognize. You have packed the form with emotion and done justice to both prompts.

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  4. A Mother takes so much of pain for her child and when she sees the child'd lovely face, she forgets every pain. Well done with the form.

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  5. I ageee Brian lots of life fo sho - cool use of hte form also.

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  6. Brilliant and so thoughtful. Fits perfectly with the image. Loved it.

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  7. You did a great job with this form, Heaven--it's hard to make it work so smoothly that you can't feel the nuts and bolts--thanks so much for participating, and for showing us all how it's done--(makes a nice concrete poem, too.)

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  8. I really like those closing lines!

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  9. A pain not for me, just the fun part at my sea haha

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  10. I so enjoy the etheree, and this one is so lovely, Grace, as is the image.

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  11. 'the weight on your shoulders & though your
    hands are gentle now, your eyes are all fire-'
    ~ my faves. Love how strength and gentleness go together.

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  12. Beautiful poem, Grace. I can feel the emotion and protectiveness of motherhood. Fits the form and image perfectly :)

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  13. amazing. fire, water, and birth in one... and very well executed. I had a luscious time reading it out loud.

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  14. "Though your hands are gentle now your eyes are all fire" I LOVE that and the rest...this particular part feels like more could be birthed here! Nicely done, Grace!

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  15. A beautiful piece about birth...the fierceness of a mother. Love the art also!

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  16. Oh, yes, you nailed it. The magic and power--and pure love--of being a mother.

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  17. The poem builds beautifully to the dynamic contrast in the last line.

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  18. An excellent response to the prompt.

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  19. Not knowing what the prompt was let me answer you this way Grace. I will all of the above even the push and pain equal to birth, my hands be thorny from working with them, but let my shoulders finally be free of weight and my eyes blaze nothing but peace. The fire I will share in my spirit with all who find my camp and are in need of warmth.

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  20. wow, your hands are soft now but your eyes are full of fire. just love that!

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  21. Beautiful pairing of poetry and art ....

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  22. All encompassing Grace. I love particularly the last line. there are times when I feel like my eyes are on fire, and it is the most wonderful feeling in the world. Weather angry, happy, frustrated, when that happens I am all in just how it is meant to be, laying your real self on the line no matter who tries to extinguish the fire. Loved that you came out today....loved it.

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  23. Beautiful! beautiful!! powerful, passionate

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  24. I always feel the weight...

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  25. Oh, well done. :)

    And I had to follow and give you a nice even 200 followers. ;)

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    1. Ha, thanks for the milestone number, smiles ~

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  26. WOW
    You filled that form so it spilled over from the fire in your eyes.

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  27. Beautiful, the art and you powerful and lovely poem. Bringing back memories to many of us I feel sure,,,

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  28. Gorgeous art and writing! Powerful words to describe birth.

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  30. so nice i read it twice!
    raw as seeds is extra cool.

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