Maryam Mermey’s Healing Arts Blog

Haiku Map

 

 

Haiku Map

 

Haiku Map

 

Veins mark the travel

raindrops pause for a moment

cobwebs show the path

 

PhotoHaiku by Akiba & Maryam Mermey © 2020

Breath

 

Breath

 

Breath

If I breathe into you

and you breathe into me

we can hold our lives together with pine sap

We can feel the strength in muskrats, blue jays and Baltimore Orioles

We can pour tart cherry juice over vegan yogurt for breakfast 

We can send PhotoPoem cards to young people who are loosing their hold on this world going up in flames, disease and corruption 

We can keep washing our bodies and hair and cleaning our houses

We can keep practicing the movements of peace

We can keep going on scooter rides along the Kennebec River

and sitting in chairs way too big for vertically challenged people

We can keep making chocolate tofu pudding with black berries on top

We can rise with the sun and run in the moonlight

and be just crazy and healthy enough

to tilt the world a little bit.

 

PhotoPoem by Akiba & Maryam Mermey copyright © 2020

 

 

Subtle

 

Subtle

Subtle

Crack open the seeds

of pomegranate stories...

their juice is subtle.

PhotoPoem by Akiba & Maryam Mermey copyright 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Pieta

 

 

 

The Pieta

 

The Pieta

May you feel embraced

with a love as light

as the feathers of a dove.

May your tears of crucifixion

be washed out to sea

and transformed into waves

of courage.

 

PhotoPoem by Akiba & Maryam Mermey copyright © 2020

 

 

Scarlet's Flight

 

 

Scarlet's Flight

Scarlet's Flight

 

Onyx black eyes

fired with purpose,

knobby claws

tucked under

for flight,

Tanager's wings

embracing the light & the dark.

 

PhotoPoem by Akiba & Maryam Mermey © 2020

 

Hidden and Revealed

 

Hidden and Revealed

Hidden and Revealed

The fragrance of belonging

of being hidden

   of being revealed

the black mask

   illuminating soul

PhotoPoem by Akiba & Maryam Mermey copyright 2020

Purple Phoenix

Purple Phoenix

 

Purple Phoenix

A grotto of purple and snowy white petals

held together in prayer

A phoenix rising.

PhotoPoem by Akiba & Maryam Mermey copyright 2020

My Home

 

My Home

 

My Home

Beyond how I am seen

Beyond what I see...

In the garden of my eye

there is my home.

PhotoPoem by Akiba & Maryam Mermey 2020

Blessed in the Shade

Blessed in the Shade

 

Blessed in the Shade

 

Blessed in the shade

where thoughts may cool,

and feelings find peace.

 

Blessed in the sunshine

where caramel and lemon-yellow feathers

know that they are loved.

 

PhotoPoem by Akiba & Maryam Mermey 2020

Love's Breath

 

Love's Breath

 

Love's Breath

 

Azure blue and verdant green openings,

A winged sunrise ~ in the heart

Love's breath

transforming trauma.

                 

PhotoPoem by Akiba & Maryam Mermey copyright © 2020

 

Unseen Love

 

Unseen Love

Unseen Love

With prayers in their eyes,

drawn by an unseen love,

beating wings

with everything they have...

PhotoPoem by Akiba & Maryam Mermey copyright ©  2020

Tai Chi Dancer

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Tai Chi Dancer

 

Tai chi dancer

Balancing emptiness & presence

Following the breath of an impulse

 

PhotoPoem by Akiba & Maryam Mermey © 2020

 

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