Day 191: New Poetry & A Few Accordion Albums
“We cannot learn real patience and tolerance from a guru or a friend. They can be practiced only when we come in contact with someone who creates unpleasant experiences. According to Shantideva, enemies are really good for us as we can learn a lot from them and build our inner strength.”
You know why this is? Because you can always count on learning a lesson from a hard time in your life. I’l illustrate what I mean with a poem I wrote last night. It’s called “Creation”.
This poem came to me in what will hopefully be a series of poems. I found a book of poems that my grandfather had self published (in spanish of course). A fellow poet suggested that I rewrite them. So I am. Here’s one of them.
Chaos and confusion
and dark clouds surrounded
my little dark home
and my little dark world
Perhaps it was all just a
cheap thrift store clothing
upon seeing a sort of purplish-ish colored light
the dark spirits left
(packed away their little clouds)
in the middle of the ocean
the darkest night
light of the moon
gazing at me
shining on the water deep
“Turn on the light, dammit”
Now the sun shines upon the trees that appeared and
the wind blows through the
flowers I made of paper and the
Birds I formed from clay
I gave them song
with my voice I made music for the dolphins swimming in
said water deep
and suddenly around me
from just my voice
from just the moon, I
made my world
So today’s crafty endeavor, is a set of four black & white damask themed accordion albums that were part of a special order from a good friend of mine, Mindy.
I also made a cute little set of stickers. These are hand glittered, and hand painted.
Like them? These are for sale in my shop.
Anything else to report? Well I have a couple of craft fairs coming up in April. So I’m really busy making stuff for that, and doing some commissioned art work. So I must bid farewell until tomorrow! It seems like there is never enough time in the day…