Maryam Mermey’s Healing Arts Blog

Poem for Rebecca

Blue Ice

 Poem for Rebecca

Star bird

Arrow with butterfly wings

I know your spirit

flew straight to the Divine Heart

leaving the terrain of suffering

far behind

Far behind is our now

to love and to serve

with everything we have

as you did

photopoem akiba & maryam mermey




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


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


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



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...


Young Hooded Merganser


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 






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


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

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