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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

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

The Dragonfly Fairy and the Great Mullein

 

The Dragonfly Fairy and The Great Mullein

 

The Dragonfly Fairy & The Great Mullein

We couldn't be more different

you and I, 

and yet we are soul friends.

You give me roots

and I give you wings.

 

PhotoPoem Offering by Akiba & Maryam

Keeping Good Company

 

Keeping Good Company

 

Keeping Good Company

Lumious feathers,

The soul~reaching kind...

and an eye 

that keeps company

with the truth.

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

Landing

Landing

Landing 

Soft, milkweed feathers

inner feathers,

a seashell 

in the air. 

 

PhotoPoem by Akiba & Maryam Mermey copyright 2019

An Ordinary Mallard

An Ordinary Mallard

 

An Ordinary Mallard

 

An ordinary mallard

transported to angelic realms

in a snowy reverie.

 

PhotoPoem by Akiba & Maryam Mermey © 2020

Still Fire

Still Fire

 

Still Fire

 

On a fallen log

with a heart-shaped hole,

a father stands - in regal dignity.

His colors bold,

His fire still.

 

PhotoPoem by Akiba & Maryam Mermey copyright © 2018

Feathers & Dreams

 

Feathers & Dreams

 

Feathers & Dreams

 

Feathers & dreams

softly listening

to the heartbeat of the tree...

ensouled in its rough bark.

 

PhotoPoem by Akiba & Maryam Mermey copyright 2019

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