Essences PhotoPoem Exhibit

~ ESSENCES ~

Viles Arboretum in Augusta, Maine
Essences PhotoPoem Exhibit August 2021 ~ August 2022

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

 

Hidden and Revealed

Hidden and Revealed

The fragrance of belonging

of being hidden

   of being revealed

the black mask

   illuminating soul

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

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

Landing

Landing 

Soft, milkweed feathers

inner feathers,

a seashell 

in the air. 

 

PhotoPoem by Akiba & Maryam Mermey copyright 2019

 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 Jester

The Jester

The archetype

of a jester

running into flight,

A white Mandala 

for an eye,

& an orange beak 

for humor.

 

PhotoPoem by Akiba & Maryam Mermey copyright © 2020

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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

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

Whispering Secrets 

Whispering Secrets

 

Mythical beings

run by whispering secrets

Their feet kiss the grass.

 

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

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

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