Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Day Six of Twelve Days of Mary

Mary, Heart of Fire

My Sacred Heart

My heart sinks,
On fire,
Setting into the ocean
Flaming arrows of light

I breathe in the Sun
The sweet saltiness of the sea
Receive its soothing warmth
To paint a path of golden light

Amber liquid
Searing my throat
Flowing down into my hurting self

Sewn together with love’s intent
Accept the agony of the piercing needle
Winding in and out
Attaching the bridal gown
With the silken thread

New choices
Sanctity to be restored
Free the sacred heart
Undo the silken cord

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  1. This is a very intriguing image!

  2. Oh Hettienne, I love your painting...it reminds me of Klimt with the collage...very pretty♥♥♥

  3. A magnificent Mary collage--so colorful, so poignant. Collage art is my favorite art of all.

  4. An awesome image and words. Each line is separate yet they all intertwine. Fabulous flow to it all. Happy Day 6.


  5. Oh yes, I agree with the reference to Klimt. Today's image is a fantastic collage. Really unique and lovely.

  6. your collage is the essence of dreams...
    your words, straight from the flaming heart!

  7. Whoa...the written words here are a work of art. Intense, personal and universal at the same time. The same goes for the collage...

  8. Your collage is wonderful, your words really hit me, I live in the UK, my sister lived in Johannesburg for twenty years, I visited Cape Town just the once and fell in love with her forever! Your words took me right back to the sun, sweet salty sea and golden light, thank you. I have also looked through some of your other posts where you discuss Mary as a metaphor, this is my take on Mary too.

    Sue x


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