In a Land of Birds

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Wake up in a land of birds.
the holy chaos unfolds outside borders.
Expect owls,
spirit circles orbiting stars.

Some people find it uncomfortable–
so much is random–
we can’t explain it, ever.

Take a chance–
spread your wings.
Nothing is hidden
when wonder takes flight.

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I’ve been worrying this collage all week.  It’s inspired by a painting by Redon, “Silence”, above.

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I decided to consult the Collage Box Oracle and She was insistent on the inclusion of birds.

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She knows the answer, as always.

nothing is hidden s

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spread your wings s

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34 responses to “In a Land of Birds”

  1. D. Wallace Peach says :

    Such an interesting collage! And the poem reads like a call to action. Loved this. 🙂

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  2. Betul Erbasi says :

    I really loved this!

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  3. merrildsmith says :

    Expect owls, and take a chance. . .That last stanza could stand alone.
    Wonderful poem and collage.

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  4. rivrvlogr says :

    The shape over the left shoulder of the portrait could well be a bird, so I can see why the collage oracle made that suggestion.

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  5. Jill Kuhn says :

    Wow, such a fabulous collage!! Like how you did the face and of course, the birds!! 😃

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  6. Sarah Russell says :

    Oh yes, birds. Of course! Just beautiful!

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  7. Suzanne says :

    I love this collage. It looks to me like one of those intuitive art pieces that reveal layers of meaning over time. I have just pulled open a draw full of torn ourt magazine images and came online for a mini break before diving in to it. I was thinking I’d throw most of the pictures away but your collage inspires me to make something from them. Thanks 😀

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    • memadtwo says :

      Thanks Suzanne. I’ve been slowly getting back to collage, and I think you are right about layers. Sometimes you only figure out later what you meant.
      I have boxes of images…I always think I’m going to sort through them, but there are always surprises that you didn’t know you would use or need. So they remain.

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  8. Charlie O'Shields says :

    I definitely agree with the inclusion of birds! This is awesome! 😍And for some reason, I just adore the tiny phrase of “expect owls”… it’s so great!

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  9. charlotteash says :

    Birds are appearing everywhere, it seems. I love your collage & poem.

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  10. Jane Dougherty says :

    How strange that you were inspired by a painting by Redon too! Lovely birdlings, make everything seem right. ‘Expect owls’ —that phrase really jumps of the screen, unexpected and exciting.

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  11. JosieHolford says :

    John Ashberry used a lot of birds in his collages too.

    Take a chance–
    spread your wings.
    Nothing is hidden
    when wonder takes flight.

    Great!

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  12. Sharon Mann says :

    I like this phrase…”so much is random–we can’t explain it, ever”, I think the unexplained random is a source for creativity. Magical art!

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  13. Jodi says :

    Oh how fun!

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  14. Myriam (Myr's Bytes) says :

    Beautiful 😊. I love the way the poem spirals out on bird wings, big owl eyes, quiet mouth and hands like wings…

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  15. Olga says :

    It’s interesting how the eye ends up going to the fingers on the lips in both your image and that of Redon. Love your exploration of randomness in the circle of life. The last verse is truly insightful. 🙂

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  16. jonas says :

    Very inspirational and spiritual poems. Keep up the good work (y)

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