Priestess

Priestess, (Entering the Stillness). 17×14 in. 43×46 cm. Acrylic on paper.

Painting and Haiku by Clinock

Xochi Quetzal Artist and Writer’s Residency. Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico.

October 2019.

Accept mysteries

Open the stillness inside

Be one with your dreams

SPEN mited

not you, again

not you again

moving too close

performing the old sashay

against my thighs?

 

tut tut my dear,

the king is getting

what he always wanted

and will sleep soon

 

inevitable and always

I’m compared

to his lovers:

“which one is she?”

 

will you never understand?

you are of my world,

Priestess of my people

and my sanctuary

 

SPEN mited. 16 x 12″. Acrylic and mixed media on panel.

painting and poem by clinock.

fāz/Gypsy Priestess

Gypsy PriestessShe has been with me for a very long time, winged animal woman, keeper of the sacred heart, protector of the veil, moonlight jungle hunter, card reader and fire dancer

Her mystery lingers in the air…lilacs, burning leaves, holy copal, sun touched skin, ocean salt on the tongue

This image is a single breath in her eternity, caught and released. The next breath and the next she is not this at all, or this,

or this, or this

I can never know her, and yet, she is all my life.

 

Gypsy Priestess. 18×14. Acrylic on paper on panel. By clinock

Gypsy Priestess