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Innocence & Pain

Innocence & Pain

 

From threshold

to threshold,

 

Innocence & pain

 

Always longing 

for the soul's light.

 

PhotoPoem by Akiba & Maryam Mermey © Copyright 2019

 

 

We Make Our Own Joy

 

We Make Our Own Joy

 

We Make Our Own Joy

 

Finding openings

through the tangle

of branches,

we make

our own joy.

 

PhotoPoem by Akiba & Maryam Mermey © 2019

Beauty Hidden

 

Beauty Hidden

 

Beauty Hidden

 

Each day lifts a veil,

to see in ancient ruins

beauty hidden.

 

PhotoPoem by Akiba & Maryam Mermey © 2019

The Sacred Trust Between Us

 

The Sacred Trust Between Us

 

The Sacred Trust Between Us

 

is a fortress of the heart.

Whether the sky is blue or grey,

You are my wings 

and I am Yours

Forever.

 

PhotoPoem by Akiba & Maryam Mermey © 2019

This Moment

 

 

This Moment

 

This Moment

 

Feathers touch the holy water

                                                                                                                  This moment will live in my bones ~ Always

 

PhotoPoem by Akiba & Maryam Mermey © 2019

 

Whispering Secrets

Whispering Secrets

 

Whispering Secrets

 

Mythical beings

run by whispering secrets

Their feet kiss the grass.

 

PhotoPoem by Akiba & Maryam Mermey © 2019

Cedar Mandalas with Autism Teen Social Group

Awesome Autism Teen Social Group creating cedar Mandalas with cedar shapes, colored glass, paper art and fabric paint. We ended with a Mandala Exhibit for parents and a Peace Dance with tie-dyed, silk banners. The paper art was graciously donated by Paula Kwon :)

Cedar Mandalas with Autism Teen Social Group

Cedar Mandalas with Autism Teen Social Group

Cedar Mandalas with Autism Teen Social Group

Cedar Mandalas with Autism Teen Social Group

Cedar Mandalas with Autism Teen Social Group

Cedar Mandalas with Autism Teen Social Group

Cedar Mandalas with Autism Teen Social Group

Cedar Mandalas with Autism Teen Social Group

Cedar Mandalas with Autism Teen Social Group

Cedar Mandalas with Autism Teen Social Group

Cedar Mandalas with Autism Teen Social Group

Cedar Mandalas with Autism Teen Social Group

Cedar Mandalas with Autism Teen Social Group

Cedar Mandalas with Autism Teen Social Group

Cedar Mandalas with Autism Teen Social Group

Cedar Mandalas with Autism Teen Social Group

 

Cedar Mandalas with Autism Teen Social Group

Cedar Mandalas with Autism Teen Social Group

Cedar Mandalas with Autism Teen Social Group

 Cedar Mandalas with Autism Teen Social Group

Cedar Mandalas with Autism Teen Social Group

Mosaic Mandalas

Deeply felt Mosaic Mandalas expressing what it's like to live inside the skin, the heart and the breath of the bully, the target and the witness-hero in the Transforming the Bullying Cycle Through the Expressive Arts Workshop at the 2019 International Expressive Arts Therapy Association Conference in Berkeley, CA.

Mosaic Mandalas

Mosaic Mandalas

Mosaic Mandalas

Mosaic Mandalas

Mosaic Mandalas

Mosaic Mandalas

Mosaic Mandalas 

Mosaic Mandalas

Mosaic Mandalas

Mosaic Mandalas

Mosaic Mandalas

Mosaic Mandalas

Mosaic Mandalas

 

Mosaic Mandalas

Mosaic Mandalas

Peace

 

Peace

Peace

 

Sometimes we're given

callings 

beyond our reach

and yet we reach

with every prayer

of our being

 

PhotoPoem by Akiba & Maryam Mermey copyright © 2019

The Hawk

 

The Hawk

The Hawk

 

No matter how closely

I look,

there will always be

something forgotten.

Something I didn't see,

something too big

too small

 too close

or something,

which didn't wish

to be seen.

 

PhotoPoem by Akiba & Maryam Mermey copyright © 2019

Wingspan

 

Wingspan

 

Wingspan

 

Sometimes our wings spread

farther than we imagine

and our hearts follow.

 

PhotoPoem by Akiba & Maryam Mermey copyright © 2019

Essence

Essence

Essence

If the tightness

in my heart could speak,

it would unleash reels

and reels of a great love

rising up

in swirls of smoke...

 

Many see the light of a candle,

but as the candle burns out...

who sees the essence?

 

PhotoPoem by Akiba & Maryam Mermey Copyright © 2018

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