Painted Poetry

 

Teachers & Pathfinders

 

If you were a bee

Or a wolf in a tree

A fish in the sea

Or a mystery to me

 

If you had your own way

And did not have to pay

If you were given all day

What is it you'd say?

June 2019

 

Feeding Dragons

 

 

Have you ever fed a dragon?

I bet you have a time or two

There’s the kind that bestow power

And the ones that make you blue

If you keep a laser focus 

On the type you want to feed

You will find to your amazement

That you get just what you need

April 2019

 

Heavy Metal Birdsong

 

When I was done this painting 
With the sign of mercury there
I decided to ask Google
To find out the why and where
.
I found a correlation
That really made me sad
Seems birds and heavy metals
Are a combo that's just bad
.
The studies that were cited 
At least four decades long
Show that toxic mercury 
Can change a mating song
.
It's a shorter simpler tune
Than the song birds used to sing
The heavy metal birdsong
Has a dire warning ring.

Jan 2018

 

A Mouthful of 'I'

 

We were scolded and told
That a mouthful of 'I'
Was not good or ok
But we didn't get why

Oh sure, we heard words
Like conceited and vain
But it didn't make sense
That they would complain

When we tooted our horn 
Or exposed our bright light
Showing off our passions
Is our holy birthright! 

Dec 20/17

 

You Are Not a Beast of Burden

 

Last month of the year

And a Supermoon too

Do you feel that it's time

To make space for the new

 

Are you traipsing around

With a weight on your back

Then it's time to let go

Shed the unwelcome pack

 

You carry this burden

And no longer know why

But you suddenly sense

You have wings to fly

 

There's an inner light

That will guide your way

Just tune in and set out

Create a brand new day

Dec 2017

 

Listening is Loving

 

Listening is loving 
Do you know what I mean?
It's a call to be quiet
receptive and seen

We all want to be heard
But let's each take our turn
You might be surprised 
At what you can learn

I'm often just thinking
About what I will say
While another still speaks
And that's not okay

So take the next chance
To sit with a mate
And really just listen
Be patient and wait

This practice is great
When we are with friends
But it's crucial with strangers
To build tolerance and mend

Aug 2017

 

Black Jaguar Came Calling

(Poetic Manifesto)

 

 

Black Jaguar stealthily came to me

shocking me out of my apathy.

 

When I forgot yet once again

mired alone in my prison of pain

he reappeared in another place

reminding me of the sacred space;

that haven within where answers live

where peace resides if we will give

our focus to that inner voice

that teaches us we have a choice.

 

So onward to that place of power

I'll not let fear build up its tower.

I journey inside to sit with Source

allowing Jaguar to lead, of course!

 

Poem - Nov 2014

Painting – July 2017

 

No Wooden Eyes To See

 

No wooden eyes to see

No wooden hearts for me

The one who wins the gold

Will hold a vision bright and bold

 

But the gold of which I speak

Is not the dollar strong or weak

It's the riches banked within

That will be the prize we win

Nov 2016

 

The Storyteller

 

The storyteller plays a role

Of great importance for our soul 

Recounting tales about our past

The timeless things that truly last

 

Those threads that bind our common fate

Give comfort when we can relate

To others who have gone before

So Storyteller spin your lore

Nov 2016

 

The Veil is Thin

 

It's Witching hour on Devil's Night

The veil is thin and Ghosts delight

New moon rises on this night too

What a cauldron of magic stew

 

The weird and weirder venture out

It's quite a show without a doubt 

So be eccentric don't be shy

Just let your special freak flag fly

Oct 2016

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© 2019 Jane Dickson

Grimsby, Ontario, Canada