Friday, July 10, 2009

Dancing the Love of My Life

My latest completed painting:

This poem was written by Beth Peterson

Dancing the Love of My Life

On a sunny day

I gave my prayer wings

I stared at the wind for hours

A child looked at the blue sky

and pointed out the pale moon

I looked my Patience in the eye

and asked it for evidence

of its usefulness

I found a burrow

where I could curl up my dreams

and the grass sang

I reached out a hand

to a woman in a veil

She lit a candle

for my Hope

and made a promise

to snuff out my fears

I rubbed gold coins in my hands

until they were hot

I wondered, what could I believe?

and a Starfish melted under my foot

I blew ashes into bubbles

but nobody saw this

I watched an egg laugh

I heard a song

no one has sung

and for a moment

an Owl smiled at me

I wrapped up my blessings

and put them in an envelope

I bought a stamp from a man

who sold flowers

I went to the park

when the cherry trees blossomed

and I waded into the waters

I burnt off my limbs and my face

and my hair and my heart

so that you can love me