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No, you fool, it’s only the moon.

BBF- Mixed media pop culture Art Collage by Erika C Brothers | Saatchi Art

The heartbeat of the earth, its breath,
Is steady all night.
White clouds, lit by the moon.
All is still, not a puff of breeze.
And my own heartbeat and breath? Silence.
Life, I am still here.
-Jobe
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And suddenly there is her face again after so many long years. No, you fool, it’s only the moon.
-Jobe
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A rare glimpse of an owl hunting in the park. I imagine a field mouse running for its life. Watching, I feel so hollow. I am a steel tube. Something is missing inside of me. Empty. What? The owl rises back up from the field, flapping hard. She has something in her claw, but I can't tell what it is. A slow mouse, perhaps. She lands high up in one of the tall pines to eat in privacy.
-Jobe
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Green Eyes - Original mixed media art Painting by Ally Jade | Saatchi Art

"It is not enough to be compassionate, we must act." - Dalai Lama XIV

"Keep your hands open and all the sands of the desert can pass through. Close them and all you can feel is a bit of grit." - Taisen Deshimaru


Tree 20, Mixed Media, Artist SinGh Mixed Media by ArtGuru Official MAPS

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Poetry In Davis

Poet/Translator David Hinton

Bird Path Sangha

Fun with Mixed Media with Karen Knutson - Creative Catalyst Productions


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Through the tall, wet grass?

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-Jobe
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