Junk Mail Art: Air into Wind
blood of water, woods, earth–
birth in death
breath transforming air into wind, wild
child of the dawn,
eons compressed between
freezing in hard fire, ashes becoming
humming sounds, wings
singing legends, serving the sky,
high above the morning star glowing
blowing currents ancient, storied–
blood of water, woods, earth
Feathered serpent, sky snake, Quetzalcoatl is the Aztec god of wind and learning, lord of the dawn. Consumed by divine fire, his ashes became birds, while his heart became the morning star.
Quetzalcoatl, associated with both Christ and the Phoenix, is the vital breath that holds heaven and earth together.
This junk mail collage is from a group of 13 mythological junk mail art pieces I did, inspired by Boria Sax’s book “Imaginary Creatures”. Two of the pieces from this group which I submitted to the online journal “Right Hand Pointing” appear in Issue 98. Check it out; there’s lots of wonderful work to interest both artists and poets.
The poem includes the words from the secret keeper’s prompt this week:
| WOODS | LEGEND | WILD | HARD | SERVE |