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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

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

TULIP ASKS HER SHADOW TO DANCE


White Tulip dresses 
for the dance her sisters gone 
hours ago joined and 
left the dance
tossed their pretty 
dresses
of many colors faded
wrinkled
upon the darkening 
ground spent
dance partners
seeking fresher 
blossoms

alone
she fluffs her 
swan skirts of waning light
asks her Grandmother
Moon who will 
dance with her in 
this late hour?












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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

17 BREATHS: Inhale.Exhale



A FLYiNG HeARTS PRoDuCTioN with
Original Poetry & Photography by Artist-Poeta Julie SuZaNNe BroKKeN
with Original Music by Guitarist-Producer Larry Mitchell  

"Julie's unique mediation blends poetry, photography, and music into a lovely homage to the seasons of the southwest. Her words and images visit and revisit scenes and ideas, allowing our awareness to evolve and deepen with each pass. Take 17 breaths. Then take them again. You’re safe in Julie’s peaceful world." 

-- Dee Bruno Cohen, poet & photographer

17 BREATHS: INHALE.EXHALE 

is an assemblage of 17 haiku
17 syllables each x 2
deconstructed & reconstructed
inhaled & exhaled from of the original 17
into one poem of 17 x 2 stanzas
one meditation on 4 seasons
x 2 cycles x photography & music
artists x 2 each contributing x 2




Tuesday, November 20, 2012

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Thursday, November 1, 2012

CHAMISA


October 24th... pre-sunset
in the South Domingo Baca Arroyo
embraced by this quietly charismatic
community of chamisa...








and again on November 1st...



























a poem is in progress...  there is much to learn about chamisa!

... the chamisa of the rabbit bush variety (Four-Wing Saltbush is also called chamisa.)  Chamisa is so much more charming than Ericameria nauseosa, rubber rabbitbrush, gray rabbitbrush... and rabbit bush, which I like, too.  In American Spanish, it is also spelled chamiza, chamizo, from Spanish meaning brushwood, kindling, from Portuguese or Galician chamiça, from chama flame, from Latin flamma

Perhaps that is more than you want to know about Chamisa, but I am a curiouser & curiouser Alice... and follow many a curious thought under the chamisa and down it's rabbit holes, digging deeper if the hole isn't satisflyingly deep enough.  Yes, a misspelling, but I like how it embellishes my meaning... satisFLYingly!  Falling, flying... sometimes tis the same thing, no?  

Chamisa is also a surname, a given name, and a flower essence remedy... all with meanings the have resonance.  To be continued...  xoxo, julie, de losChamisas 

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