April 9, 2010

We have come to be danced!!

I made these for a swap on
in which we have to base our cards off of the poem
"We have come to be danced"
This is what I came up with!!!

“We Have Come To Be Danced”
by Jewel Mathieson
We have come to be danced

not the pretty dance
not the pretty pretty, pick me, pick me dance
but the claw our way back into the belly
of the sacred, sensual animal dance
the unhinged, unplugged, cat is out of its box dance
the holding the precious moment in the palms
of our hands and feet dance

We have come to be danced
not the jiffy booby, shake your booty for him dance
but the wring the sadness from our skin dance
the blow the chip off our shoulder dance
the slap the apology from our posture dance

We have come to be danced
not the monkey see, monkey do dance
one, two dance like you
one two three, dance like me dance
but the grave robber, tomb stalker
tearing scabs & scars open dance
the rub the rhythm raw against our souls dance
WE have come to be danced
not the nice invisible, self conscious shuffle
but the matted hair flying, voodoo mama
shaman shakin' ancient bones dance
the strip us from our casings, return our wings
sharpen our claws & tongues dance
the shed dead cells and slip into
the luminous skin of love dance
We have come to be danced
not the hold our breath and wallow in the shallow end of the floor dance
but the meeting of the trinity: the body, breath & beat dance
the shout hallelujah from the top of our thighs dance
the mother may I?
yes you may take 10 giant leaps dance
the Olly Olly Oxen Free Free Free dance
the everyone can come to our heaven dance
We have come to be danced
where the kingdoms collide
in the cathedral of flesh
to burn back into the light
to unravel, to play, to fly, to pray
to root in skin sanctuary
We have come to be danced


Fabulous Poem!!
Inspired some good art work too!!!
I could not stop once I started with this one....and I ended up making 2 more!!


These 2 are available to trade!!
Looking to trade or even buy some art????

I do have open edition prints available to trade or for sale
of these cards...it you are interested in a trade go to
to make me an offer!!
If you are interested in purchasing an ACEO print go to
and see what I have listed there. If you don't see what you are looking for
please email me, and I will gladly work on something for you!!!
Thank you for looking!! ♥

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