Ripples from the Center

Sharing a Little Poetry, Art, Beauty & Heart

a little wit, wisdom & whimsy to enlighten you on your way...

Copyright 2012. Original poetry, art, writing & photography by Julie SuZaNNe BröKKeN

Saturday, December 24, 2011

NEW MEXICO NATIVITY


New Mexico Nativity

nativity: from the Latin nativus meaning "born" or "native"

four-wing saltbush       chamisa angels
bosque cranes in snow-covered corn fields
a diminutive herd of coeus deer
sweet fawns in the foothills
churro lambs on the rez
wild horses
a burro

gather

cooing doves
perch on low branches
            inca
            mourning
            common ground
            rock
            white-winged

gather

sleepy cinnamon black bear people     
mexican gray wolf pups
foxes three
            kit
            swift
            gray
coyote

gather

mountain lion people
bobcat people
pretty spotted and striped skunks
black-footed ferret people
thin slip of a weasel
river otter rabbit ringtail raccoon
a badger

gather

coati chipmunk trés squirrels
            rock
            abert's
            red
a kangaroo rat
pinon deer mice people

gather

finches
chickadees
downy woodpecker
juniper pinon spruce people
sparrows in sparrow variety
wise owl

gather

winter fat       wooly and white
creosote sage snowberry
countless bright stars
full jupiter and venus
crescent moon rising at dawn       
light people

gather

a new babe grasps a pine bough
in each tiny perfect fist
a grandmother rises
touches the spot between this little one's bright eyes
her daughter's       her own
dabs sticky pine sap       as a blessing       a promise


Original poetry and photography by Julie SuZaNNe BroKKeN
Copyright 2011

Monday, December 19, 2011

ARROYO ANGELS








Everywhere I look I see angels
white feathers
wings...




















Original poetry and photography by Julie SuZaNNe BroKKeN
Copyright 2011

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

AUTUMN ROSE



Dervishing Rose: Full Moon Waning [5STwr1]
 © 2011  original photos and poetry by Julie SuZaNNe BroKKeN

full moon wanes ~  spilling
petals from her crescent rim
~ autumn's last rose clipped

Dervishing Rose: Moon in Southwest Sky 
©  2011 original photos and poetry by Julie SuZaNNe BroKKeN

moon's white petals spin... 
 fall ~ a dervish drops his arms ~
autumn's last rose wanes

Portrait of a Dervish: Moonlight Rose
©  2011 original photos and poetry by Julie SuZaNNe BroKKeN

Portrait of a Dervish: Full Moon Rose 
©  2011 original photos and poetry by Julie SuZaNNe BroKKeN

Dervishing Rose: Southern Sky 
©  2011 original photos and poetry by Julie SuZaNNe BroKKeN

Dervishing Rose: North Star
©  2011 original photos and poetry by Julie SuZaNNe BroKKeN

Dervishing Rose: Morning Star
©  2011 original photos and poetry by Julie SuZaNNe BroKKeN

Dervishing Rose: Quiet Dawn Awakens [5STwr2]
©  2011 original photos and poetry by Julie SuZaNNe BroKKeN

Dervishing Rose: Oh My Beloved
©  2011 original photos and poetry by Julie SuZaNNe BroKKeN

Dervishing Rose: Say Yes!
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Sunday, November 6, 2011

APACHE PLUME: PRETTY MEDICINE


   Apache Plume HoriZEN ©  2011 original photos and poetry by Julie SuZaNNe BroKKeN


Rosaceae Fallugia paradoxa
 Apache Plume ~ Ponil ~ Feather Rose 

pretty medicine 
an autumn twilight walk
brisk breezes blowing thoughts and plumes



pretty medicine

transmuted Apache plume blossoms
now all feathery pink ecstatic puffs

Apache Plume: Twilight Dancers
©  2011 original photos and poetry by Julie SuZaNNe BroKKeN

pretty medicine
stocked inside
this funny Fallugia pharmacy

pretty medicine
flowers pounded with horehound into poultice
swelling soothed

Apache Plumes, I
©  2011 original photos and poetry by Julie SuZaNNe BroKKeN

pretty medicine
leaves steeped into tea shampoo
hair loss prevented

pretty medicine
little evergreen leaves and wild desert Punché tabacco
arthritic joints relieved

Apache Plumes, II
©  2011 original photos and poetry by Julie SuZaNNe BroKKeN

pretty medicine
spring twigs boiled and sipped
indigestion and fever subside

pretty medicine
inner bark aspirin-like
headaches gone

Apache Plume: Pink Medicine
©  2011 original photos and poetry by Julie SuZaNNe BroKKeN

pretty medicine
roots boiled and just-a-spoon-ful-of-sugar
cough syrup

pretty medicine
camera pointed scene clicked
mind memory moment retained

Apache Plumes, III
©  2011 original photos and poetry by Julie SuZaNNe BroKKeN

pretty medicine
bees happily making Ponil honey
sweet life

pretty medicine
little achenes wearing little hairy feather headdress
good spirits

Apache Plumes, IV
©  2011 original photos and poetry by Julie SuZaNNe BroKKeN

pretty medicine
pink silky plumed seed heads dancing
connected souls

pretty medicine
November Apache plumes
connecting seasons


Apache Plumes: Autumn 'Snow'  (just 7 days later)
©  2011 original photos and poetry by Julie SuZaNNe BroKKeN

Apache Plumes in spring and summer seasons...  

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Sunday, October 30, 2011

AUTUMN SONG IN THE LAND OF ENCHANTMENT


A Reflective Meditation Inspired by a Spontaneous Journey to Thee Beloved Three Sisters Volcanoes and the High Desert Grasslands that Embrace Them in the Petroglyph National Monument, West of Albuquerque, New Mexico 
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“…wherever your journey takes you, 
there are new gods waiting there, 
with divine patience ~ and laughter.”  
                                        ~ Susan M. Watkins

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Timelessness ripples across the ancient 
seas of these high desert plains...

calls to me with its chorus of sky and cloudness…
earth, grasslands, Sandia Mountain~ness…
and the sisterhood of three
ancient volcanoes...

illuminative, poignant,
imaginative...

its expansiveness opens me

speaks…

to this one tree road~ness, 
to this expectant heart,
raindrops witnessing 
elemental 
grace…

always grace, more grace to say, to pray, 
to sing as a gypsy traveler on her way
to the Center of the World...


Sister Sirens Three, anciently wise
gift their resonant
voices...

beckon me to venture 
behind the veil... 


to journey into their humming quietude
to breathe, listen, ponder,
transcend... 

  
I remember.          I remember
their transformative fire, 
their unbridled
bliss...


as they whisper, "Embrace your past, 
bless it, cherish it, let it go…"


"Call your future self up 
as she births from 
inside this 
land."


“You can fly even as you walk earthbound...
light as white butterfly wings,
gentle rain clouds
floating."


"Know that you are part of this 
sacred land made of 
stardust."

Their precious basalt words ripple up 
through the soles of my feet ~
spark out of my eyes.


 I join Wind as he sings his
 chilly revelatory 
refrains…

listening inversely to his cold yet comforting 
laughter, standing atop this volcano sister
at the Center of the World,
 and I, too, 
laugh...


letting bliss ripple through
every breath, footstep,
gesture, thought,
smile...
atom.


I treasure these gifts of loving-kindness, 
carry them within me ~ give them away 
like a daily potlatch ceremony,
strew them all about
like joyful
seeds...


abundant in this life that we too often forget is 
but a dream ~ this magic show that is 
the sky we dance in, this earth
we are blessed to 
walk upon... 


this stardust that lights our way 
as we add


our own inner brightness to this
 precious radiant
wonderland!

Beauty sings...
our very essences...


into more vibrant
illuminating
ways... 


of being the loving, happy souls
we are born
to be!

  I have learned this and offer it up to you. 
~ Life itself is the proper ceremony!~

my dream truck... just need to paint a 
flying heart on the tailgate!  GRiN!
With a knowing WiNK, and a blessed Namasté I travel
onward and upward knowing that Grace rains down 
in abundance day and night, rain or shine! 
As we let go and open our bodies, minds,
hearts and souls, Grace's everyday
sweetness and miracles
show up in ordinary
extraordinary
ways...

with sepia tone alteration
Beauty in all things and blessings dear hearts... 
blisses & kisses in abundance as we 
ripple more beauty, more laughter,
 love, always more love from 
the Center of Our Beings, 
the Center of this
Precious
World!
xox
o

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