Masks

poem & photo by Elizabeth

MASKS OF CARDINAL FEATHERS

                                               Drape
                                                              Me in
                          Crimson rOse petals,
                                                              garnets, 
                                                                                   coraL,
                                              RuBies
                 and feed me
                                                dragon's Blood,
                                                                                     cherries,
                                                        straWberries,
                                 plums,
        salmon,
                        meRlot
                                          then make me
                                                                            glow,
                                                   flush,
                           blush,
                                                           BlooM
                                  till I'm
                                          Rubeous,
                             carneLian,
                                               verMilioN
        as ScarLet hummingbirds
                                                                SOAR from our
                                                                                                   Mad
                                               voRacious
                                                                          heartS.
     
                              

Thank you to the editor of Absinthe Revival for first publishing this poem.

Balance

“Balance,” collage & photo by Elizabeth

Upon commitment, the Universe conspires to exist; who are you not to shine…be brilliant!

Marianne Williamson on Nelson Mandala

Though this looks like a single figure from a few feet back, Elizabeth used dozens of magazine strips to create the yogi, light and shadow. The green framing is van Gogh’s.

Close up of “Balance”

Cardinal

poem & photo by Elizabeth

MASKS OF CARDINAL FEATHERS

                                                                             Drape
                                                       Me in
                 Crimson rOse petals,
                                                          garnets,
                                                                          coral,
                                                Rubies,
                     and feed me
                                              dragon's Blood,
                                                                                     cherries,
                                                              straWberries,
                                         plums,
        salmon,
                              meRlot,
                                                      then make me
                                                                                        glow,
                                                             flush,
                                   blush,
                                                                             BlooM
                                              till I'm 
                                                         Rubeous,
                                         carnLian,
                                                     verMilioN,
          as ScarLet hummingbirds
                                                                    SOAR from our
                                                                                                          Mad
                                                         voRacious
                                                                                          heartS.

Thank you to the editor of Absinthe Revival for first publishing this poem.