Saturday, January 24, 2009
Beyond The Ashes
I met Todd from Santa Fe today. We were introduced by just another young poet walking the broken road to freedom. I invite you to follow the links to each of their spaces.
The Peace Tile above is one of Todd's creations and his creative medium of finding peace through pottery resonates deeply with me; a soothing balm for my wounded soul as I slowly summon the courage to revisit memories of our kiln, destroyed in a ferocious fire that consumed the gallery where I grew up...
...now I can look at the lone surviving figure above.
A small but monumental sculpture
bearing the personification of life force
beyond the anguish,
a gateway to the history of Africa
where slash and burn agriculture
cultivates seeds of creativity
when practiced purposefully
breaks the boundaries
as we reach the unseen,
a more compelling future.
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