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Burned Angel
awaken2sun
Submitted by: awaken2sun | 1:57pm, Aug 24
Culver City CA United States
6 Comments


My Vision of Peace
This painting combines the peace dove and the angel intertwined with each other. I am hoping that we all move with compassion in this world we share and remember our connection with each other. I was reading this poem by Thich Nhat Hanh, and i was thinking how each of us carry the seed for peace in us if we could just remember...

PLEASE CALL ME BY MY TRUE NAMES

Don't say that I will depart tomorrow-
even today I am still arriving.

Look deeply: every second I am arriving
to be a bud on a Spring branch,
to be a tiny bird, with still-fragile wings,
learning to sing in my new nest,
to be a caterpillar in the heart of a flower,
to be a jewel hiding itself in a stone.

I still arrive, in order to laugh and to cry,
to fear and to hope.
The rhythm of my heart is the birth and death
of all that is alive.

I am a mayfly metamorphosing
on the surface of the river.

And I am the bird
that swoops down to swallow the mayfly.

I am a frog swimming happily
in the clear water of a pond.

And I am the grass-snake
that silently feeds itself on the frog.

I am the child in Uganda, all skin and bones,
my legs as thin a bamboo sticks.

And I am the arms merchant,
selling deadly weapons to Uganda.

I am the twelve-year-old girl,
refugee on a small boat,
who throws herself into the ocean
after being raped by a sea pirate.

And I am the pirate,
my heart not yet capable
of seeing and loving.

My joy is like Spring, so warm
it makes flowers bloom all over the Earth.

My pain is like a river of tears,
so vast it fills the four oceans.

Please call me by my true names,
so I can hear all my cries and laughter at once,
so I can see that my joy and pain are one.

Please call me by my true names,
so I can wake up
and the door of my heart
could be left open,
the door of compassion.


Medium
acrylic and feather on canvas

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9 people like this.

dangerousideas     3:28pm, Aug 24

dangerousideas

Fantastic! Really fine work.


claudiadose     4:30pm, Aug 24

claudiadose

Thank you!


awaken2sun     6:36am, Aug 25

awaken2sun

Claudia...beautiful painting and this poem came right at the same time. Thank you.


claudiadose     7:45pm, Aug 28

claudiadose

Thank you all, glad you like it! Spread the love :)


lizb     12:29pm, Sep 01

lizb

Magical. Love the energy!


claudiadose     1:26pm, Sep 02

claudiadose

Thank you


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