Essences PhotoPoem Exhibit

~ ESSENCES ~

Maine/General Hospital in Augusta, Maine
Essences PhotoPoem Exhibit May 10th ~ July 5th 2021

An Artistic Collaboration by Akiba & Maryam Mermey

Purple Phoenix

Purple Phoenix

A grotto of purple and snowy white petals

An ancient theatre of angelic dancers

held together in prayer

A phoenix rising

PhotoPoem by Akiba & Maryam Mermey copyright 2020

 

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

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

Azure blue and verdant green openings,

A winged sunrise ~ in the heart

Love's breath

transforming trauma.

                 

PhotoPoem by Akiba & Maryam Mermey copyright © 2020

 

 

 Sometimes We Are...

Sometimes We Are...

Sometimes
we are the shelter,

Sometimes
we are the lullaby,

Sometimes
we are the orange mango light
& the green reeds...

which sweeten the journey.

 

PhotoPoem by Akiba & Maryam Mermey copyright 2020

 Madonna Smile

Madonna Smile

A Madonna smile,

sun lit water droplets

her jewels,

downy feathers

her garment

of humility.

 

PhotoPoem by Akiba & Maryam Mermey copyright 2020

Splash

Splash

Splashing out of the past,

Illuminated grey, black, orange & white...

Wings at just the right angle.

 

PhotoPoem by Akiba & Maryam Mermey © 2020

Bluebird

Bluebird

Bluebird,

as you fold

your wings,

the wind rustles

your feathers,

your mind is still.

 

PhotoPoem by Akiba & Maryam Mermey © 2020

 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

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The Rarest of Communions

The rarest treasure,

to step not part way,

but all the way

out of one's skin

into another's...

 

To know the heart beat of another,

when it is calm, in fright or love...

 

To breathe with the breath of another,

is the rarest

of communions.

 

PhotoPoem by Akiba & Maryam Mermey © 2019

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 & 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 by Akiba & Maryam Mermey copyright © 2018

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