Maryam Mermey’s Healing Arts Blog

A Chalice of Light

 

 

American Redstart

 

 

 

A Chalice of Light

A chalice of light

Wings opening in the cross

Flying into joy

PhotoHaiku ~ Akiba & Maryam

The Call

 

 

 

White Flower 

  

 The Call

A bugle calls

from deep inside the heart

to listen and heed

Mother Nature's screams 

 through hurricanes, tornadoes and wild fires

to be Guardians of the planet

we were called

to love & serve.

 

PhotoPoem ~ Akiba & Maryam

Fire in the Eye

Red Eye Vireo
Fire in the Eye

Fire in the eye

Depth at the center

a Mandala for seeing,

a Mandala for living.

 

PhotoPoem ~ Akiba & Maryam

 

 

 

Artistry of Women's Healing Arts Circle - The Center for Wisdom's Women

Longing for the Nectar

 

 Echinacea

 

Longing for the Nectar

Longing for the nectar

we dive deep

or

Is it the nectar's longing 

to find us...

that can, with one drop,

 Fuel the flight of a lifetime?

 

PhotoPoem by Akiba & Maryam

 

 

 

The Loon's Dream

 

 

Loon's Dream

 

The Loon's Dream

Tender-water eye

Holding all creatures

 

The young mallards know

they are safe

in your keeping.

 

PhotoPoem by Akiba & Maryam

 

Blueberries Coming Into Their Own

Blueberries Coming Into Their Own

How do they turn from lime green

to rose violet, to dark blue?

Is it the star like opening,

which lets in the blessings of blueberry fairies?

Is it the raindrops,

which refresh the blueberry spirit?

All I know

is that they are coming into their own 

as we sip our tea...

PhotoPoem by Maryam

 

Blueberries

Self-reverence

 

The women from the Healing Arts Circle at The Center for Wisdom's Women plus two guests from the Maine General Prevention and Healthy Living Program created these uplifting and powerful expressions of self-reverence.

Self-reverence

Self-reverence

Self-reverence

 

Self-reverence

 

Self-reverence

Self-reverence

Self-reverence

 

Self-reverence

Self-reverence

Self-reverence

Self-reverence

Self-reverence

Stillness Graces Your Heart

 

 

Yellow Warbler

 

Stillness Graces Your Heart

Earth brown eye

Stillness graces your heart..

Gives your feathers and voice a rest

Sometimes the infinite

lives and moves

in the quiet. 

 

PhotoPoem by Akiba & Maryam

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Seen and Unseen

 

 

 

 

Snapping Turtle

 

The Seen and Unseen

We see so little

of what is swimming below the surface

 in golds and greens.

What pushes these strong legs into the murky water...

Where have they been... 

Where are they going?

 

What creation stories

lie within this snapping turtle...

 as it navigates the seen

and unseen world?

PhotoPoem by Akiba & Maryam

 

 

 

Glass Mandalas & Paintings from Summer 2017 Women's Healing Glass Workshop

Mandalas and paintings of healing qualities created by the spirited women in the Summer 2017 Healing Glass Workshop at Stained Glass Express. As one art form playfully unfolded into another, paintings inspired fusing glass Mandalas creating a pathway to realizing the blessings of one's being.

 

Mandala

mandala

Mandala

Mandala

Mandala

Mandala

Mandala

Mandala

Mandala

Painting

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Painting

Painting

Painting

Painting

Painting

Painting

Painting

Painting

 

 

If only we saw far enough...

If only we saw far enough

into white lilies

 where suffering

rises up

Transformed...

PhotoPoem by Akiba & Maryam

 

Kingbird II

 

 

 

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