Maryam Mermey’s Healing Arts Blog

Global Mandala

Fusing Glass Mandala

Beautiful, global sun catcher Mandala created by Nancy Lagin in Healing Glass Workshop offered by Maryam Mermey at Stained Glass Express. Nancy is a citizen of the world and brings her light everywhere she goes!

Longing for the Infinite

Cardinal

Longing for the Infinite

Some of us need a tree top

to touch the infinite

Some of us need a colorful silk scarf

 to wave in the air

Some of us need music to float our

consciousness

back in time or beyond time

 

Some of us need the refuge of words

to know we are held

Some of us need hallowed ground

to place our hands in the earth

to let them rest

Some of us need an open fire

to see our spirits dance

And some of us need to slip into water

like the otter

to be graced

by the infinite

photopoem akiba & maryam mermey

 

Otter

Fusing Glass with Sex Trafficked Girls and Women in Nepal

Last week's Healing Glass workshop went very well and I received touching testimonies one of which came in the form of an invitation from a friend to offer fusing glass to sex trafficked girls and women in Nepal. I can't stop thinking about this...

Voyages

Young Hooded Merganser

Voyage

Head upright

webbed feet paddling with confidence and joy.

Eyes ablaze with hope

Compass to the future.

  Heart open to the waves  

Where will the white sail of your mind lead?

photopoem akiba & maryam 

 

 

Listening

Bluejay

Listening

With the tilt of my head

the inward look

in my eye,

I feel your sadness and madness

for the injustices

weighing upon 

the beauty of your soul.

I will perch here for as long as it takes

listening...

With my blue, black, white and violet feathers

to your sacred pain and wisdom.

photopoem ~ akiba & maryam mermey

 

 

Spring Water

Spring Water

Spring Water

Leaps, plays, bounds, bubbles

Green Goddesses breathe out 

Holy Water-beings of Light 

 

photopoem akiba & maryam mermey 

 

 

Swimming in Silent Communion

Hooded Merganser Couple

Swimming in silent communion

  the ripples the only sound

between us 

photopoem from akiba and maryam mermey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maybe there is something in my soul

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Maybe there is something in my soul

that I just can't stop

until the splash is in my face

and I am the splash.

I know I came from water

as a one-celled creature

because when this joy splashes in my face,

this is all I want from life.

 I'm so glad the ice is melting...

photopoem from akiba & maryam mermey

 

What a beautiful landing

Sord of Mallards

What a beautiful landing 

to be close

No matter where 

we're going

your feathers near mine

and his feathers near hers

It's the nearness of feathers

to each other

to the water lake

to the air heaven

Emerald green, sunflower yellow, orange, dappled brown, sky blue

calling us

to be near...

photopoem akiba & maryam mermey

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glass Mandalas Created by the Women's Healing Arts Circle

Glass Mandalas

Glass Mandalas Created by the Women's Healing Arts Circle

Sacred circles of being

Sacred beings circling 

Planets of healing

Healing planets

Spinning the center

of every woman's heart.

photopoem offering ~ maryam mermey

The Splash Before Words...

Mallards Taking Off

 

The splash before words...

Tosses our beings into the air

releases our spirits 

in a free for all, free fall

before remembering

we are a lake, a river, a pond, a waterfall

a waterfoul 

taking off

with drops of water words...

 

Photopoem offered by akiba & maryam mermey

The Promenade

Female & Male Hooded Mergansers

The Promenade

We look very different 

you and I,

promenading through the water,

me in my brown hood

you in your black and white.

Taking turns eating

and keeping watch

for outer and inner threats,

the early morning sun

guides us 

to the longing and belonging

of each day.

photopoem offered by akiba & maryam mermey 

 

 

 

 

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