Painting Words

Image: Copyrights ~ Vincent van Gogh Art Museum. Parisian Bookshop

PAINTING WORDS 
Unkempt children with dirty feet, 
weary peasants, plodding streets. 
Weathered hands and pallid faces,
living on faith, in dowdiest of places.

Concern flickered in his attentive eyes, 
wishing to paint ‘lives’ in their true light.
An inspired, sensitive and visionary man, 
the power of his heart, held in his hands. 

Words of colour, stroked from his brush,
immersed in nature, an emotional must.
A palette betwixt the colourful and dark,
an ingenious master in the tender of art.

Illuminate paints, in quest to understand,
infinity of life in Gods magnificent lands.
Casting artful eyes over natures scenery,
sensing the harmony, of universe clearly. 

Breathing the frequency of existence into air,
time was stilled, portrayed in magical flares.  
Forward thinking and a way ahead of time,
colouring enthusiasm between his lines.

Painting coloured words, to what he saw, 
influenced by Charles Dickens, gift to poor. 
The passion of his starry eyed expression,
were epileptic traits of spiritual impressions.

Laden with creations, meaningful treasures,
awe inspiring legacies, akin to your pleasures.
Victoria Healing ~ 5.1.2.2021 
Painting Words 

Image: Still life with Bible 1885. Vincent van Gogh Museum. The Bible symbolised his father’s faith, which Van Gogh felt was too conventional and made for a strict view of life. 

 

 

FOREWORDS

Vincent van Gogh absolutely loved Charles Dickens

Vincent wanted to “Paint what Dickens had done with his words”

Van Gogh was an avid reader and admirer of Charles Dickens. He remained devoted to the Victorian author throughout his life.

In a letter to his brother Theo, Vincent wrote of his ‘Irresistible passion for books’ and that the study of literature was as essential to him as his daily bread. Van Gogh created albums for his family and friends, containing poems and prose he selected himself.

Vincent collected images of everything that appealed to him, pretty much like his own Pinterest.

 

Image: The Empty Chair, was painted in commemorations of Charles Dickens. (Arles, December 1888)

https://www.sothebys.com/en/articles/how-vincent-van-gogh-was-inspired-by-the-works-of-charles-dickens 

https://christopherpjones.medium.com/van-goghs-chair-reconsidered-a9817928a336

 

Similarities in the personality traits of famous people who have epilepsy.

Would it be a ‘coincidence’ that both Vincent van Gogh and Charles Dickens both had epilepsy and were obsessive artists and writers? They each had the typical clingy emotional personality and were fascinated with spirituality and religion

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geschwind_syndrome#Hypergraphia

 

Robert Efron commented on epilepsy in the Neurological Journal ~

‘The most intuitive people are diagnosed by the least’

Everlasting Words

Image: Dylan Thomas Appreciation

Happy Birthday to the greatest Poet of the 20th century. 

Dylan Thomas

Dylan Marlais Thomas was born on this day 27th October (1914) in Swansea, Wales. Thomas was a mystical poet and writer of philosophy, whose works include the poems “Do not go gentle into that good night” Thomas has left an everlasting impact on Welsh culture. He had a distinctive and unique voice and wrote in a way that no-one else could.

IN NUMEROLOGY 

Dylan’s Birthdate 27.10.1914 adds up to Life Path: 25/7

Meaning: Seeks answers. Introspective. Intuitive. Philosophical.  Mystical.

Dylan was strongly intuitive and had prophetic dreams. What others saw in him as intuition was a developed talent of observation and attention to details. He had an alert, energetic mind which always sought new enterprises, ideas and locations. A pioneering spirit and quest for knowledge, brought out the fiery missionary zeal within him. He was a spiritual crusader.

Because solitude is necessary for analysis, he would have felt the need to spend time alone, away from the crowds and in touch with nature.

… And of course poets and writers are all reclusive people. We are all writing to escape, just as readers, are reading to escape. It’s an addiction, its dreadful. We don’t consciously create a poetic style, but there is certain degree of concentration and there’s an element of consciousness, but not self-consciousness and an element of instinct.  Inspiration often comes as an unexpected thing. The real beauty is when you are taken somewhere where you weren’t expecting to go.

THE LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL

I believe the gist of ‘Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night’ is that we should want to get as much living done as we can while we can—that we wring it of every flicker of light before that light dies. What an ingenious use of words.

‘I’ve just had eighteen straight whiskies. I think that’s the record’ ~ Dylan Thomas

A Few Words of a Kind

Poetry is what in a poem makes you laugh, cry, prickle, be silent, makes your toenails twinkle, makes you want to do this or that or nothing, makes you know that you are alone and not alone in the unknown world, that your bliss and suffering is forever shared and forever all your own. All that matters about poetry is the enjoyment of it however tragic it may be all that matters is the eternal movement behind it – the great undercurrent of human grief, folly, pretension, exaltation and ignorance – however unlofty the intention of the poem…” – Dylan Thomas

He lives in the hearts of many even today.

 

History has Dylan dying from drink, but here is another theory

https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2004/nov/27/books.booksnews

Dylan and The Beatles

https://www.discoverdylanthomas.com/22-things-you-didnt-know-about-dylan-thomas

And death shall have no dominion

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dylan_Thomas

Numerology Blueprint

Numerology and the Divine Triangle

Faith Javane and Dusty Bunker

Never-Ending-Verse

Image: Anne Stokes. Once upon a time. Book of Light.
NEVER-ENDING-VERSE 
Come quiet. Come vigilant. Come true.
Come alone, intuit what you should do.
Do not make an effort. Do not stir a thought.
Truth breathes wisdom, in Divinity of all. 

Open heart. unconscious mind.
Listen to the mystical cues you find.
Time is lost and not, as it has been. 
When co creating, with our *Awen*.
 
Milking insights, of primal surrender.
whisperings of Cambrian ancestors.
It’s quite unbelievable and absurd. 
How many ignore their ‘writing’ words.

There be a thread of quivering sound, 
slipping of knots, into stitches around. 
Scribbling sentiments like wild hunters,
or lightening strikes, when it thunders. 

It’s a taste of brilliance, sewn in colours.
Rainbows imposed on top of the other. 
Focus in contemplation. All you will;
when Awen holds your magical quill.

Weavers of Cymru indigenous tales.
Blessed be, our Awenyddion of Wales. 
Victoria Healing ~ 13.10.2021
/!\  Never-Ending-Verse  /!\ 

‘An Awenyddion  studies the different cycles and their place in them and most of all, they try to make the world a better place for themselves and other people.’ ~ Isobel Bird

 

*Awen* (Ah-oo-en) is a Welsh word for “(poetic) inspiration

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Awen

https://druidry.org/resources/awen

 

*Awenyddion*

https://barddos.wordpress.com/bardic-lore/awenyddion/

https://www.druidry.co.uk/awen-the-holy-spirit-of-druidry/

 

‘May the Awen lead you and inspire you as you walk your path’ ~ Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids

 

 

Witch Words

 

Narrator:

‘What does the word witch mean?’ 

Me:

Face lights up … ‘Literally speaking’, it is the use of spelling.

 

WORD WITCHES:

Incorporate witchcraft into their writing and consider morning writing rituals as a form of magic. They usually research their own passions and interests. The Word Witch will very often have their own writing portal in their library, to practice their craft. They don’t always just use the library though. Many enjoy watching earthlings and taking long road trips in nature, as they scribble notes to take back to their sacred hub, to conjure word spells.

Image: Witches Gallery

Idea inspired by Joan-de-Art

Keep Reading:

https://justsayins.wordpress.com/2020/11/02/wise-women/

 

‘Stirs the Ink well’

Living on the Edge:

In other words. Bard. *Barddoniaeth” Welsh: The whole towering edifice of poetic endeavour.  Poet. Verse Rhymester. Sonneteer. Lyricist.

The Word Witch ~ 21.5.2021

 

 



			
					

For the Love of Poetry

For the Love of Poetry

When pens, words and hearts collide,
her soul sends messages divined.
Woven jewels, sparkling delights,
spellings cast of magical inner sights.

Weaving rhythms, waves and patterns,
dancing tunes, of lyrics of passions.
For the love of poetry, her spirit runs free, 
if I didn’t write, i wouldn’t be true, to me. 
 Victoria Healing ~ 26.2.2019 
For the Love of Poetry 

Image Credit ~  Raven Black Poetry

March Musings

MARCH, MUSING

In Numerology, the month of March represents;

Three ~ Creative Expression.

Q: What is creativity?

A: The relationship between a human being and the mysteries of inspiration. 

~ Elizabeth Gilbert. Author of Big Magic

Nothing is more important this month, than to be free to use your imagination to beautify and create. Whatever you do, take time to express yourself!

Keep the spirit of your inner child alive, and be magickal and playful. Communicate straight from your heart. No wet blankets this month. 

Because life is fun and there are so many things to do, imagine and see.  You may have three things on the go this month. Find ways to express your emotions and slow down long enough to focus on the moment. Try not to scatter your energy and pizzaz  around in too many directions. 

Laughter is healthful for your soul, so seek a steady diet of wit and humour. 

Focus on your breath rising, as you listen, think and feel in this moment. Once you have a strong sense of new energy; visualise your intention. Bring that which has never been seen, into being, by the power of your creativity in all of its forms. 

Your March MANTRA should be:

“I do what makes me happy”

March Mission:

A wise man once said:

“In both writing and sleeping, we learn to be physically still at the same time we are encouraging our minds to unlock from the humdrum rational thinking of our daytime lives.” 

Image: Barefoot Five

Who am I?

WHO AM I?
 I am, temporal lobe epilepsy,
 society’s “invisible” disease.
 You won’t know about me,
 until, I fall down to my knees.
 

 Many think that, this is a curse,
 shunned and turned away in history,
 No ‘understanding’ which is worse.
 

 There are famous people who had this:
 did you know?
 Pythagoras, Socrates, Vincent Van Gogh,
 Lewis Carroll, and the lists begin to grow!
 

 My Doctor said: “This can be a ‘blessing,
 if you manage; “personality traits carefully’
 To all of those, with this ‘sacred disease’
 learn about the epilepsy positives please.
 Victoria Healing ~ 16.4.2016
 ©Who in the World Am I?
 
Personality Traits
 “Individuals with temporal lobe epilepsy, share a tendency to increased and extensive drawing or writing often of a cosmic or philosophical nature” Dr Bear called this tendency “Hypergraphia” ~ Tom Valeo ~ Neurology Today
 'Seized' ~ Eve LaPlante
 
References:
(Robert M Kaplan Neuro-psychiatrist reports; in summary, 
 Temporal Lobe Epilepsy, acute or chronic, is a perfect analogy 
 for mystic behaviour.
 
Hypergraphia ~ Writing style
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypergraphia


Dow (1986) has proposed that mystics not only represent the world’s 
 oldest profession, but the world’s most versatile specialists. 
 Mystics may have been humanity’s first physicians, magicians, 
 artists, storytellers, timekeepers and weather forecasters 
 (Krippner 2002). ~ From the book: "Seized" by Eve La Plante
  
Mystic: Healer. Visionary. Druid. Shaman. Seer.  
 

Words Without End

WORDS WITHOUT END

Attentively waiting, tilting head,
listening in, to what is being said. 
You can’t pick a topic, a topic picks you,
a prompting of words, rushing through.

Happy, sad, funny or amusing,
you’ll find there is no choosing.
Then Bingo! out of the blue,
new dialog comes flowing through.

You’ll know just what to write,
sitting quietly, hearing inner sights. 
Words will not come on command,
or writing will be boring and bland.

Words from the spirit of heart, 
is where to make a new start. 
Within those words without end,
quickly rush to grab your pen.
Victoria Healing ~ 16.10.2020
WORDS WITHOUT END 

On ‘Writers block’ 

Mark my words!

punctuation wounded butterfly .png
Image Credit ~ Wounded Butterfly

 

“Sssh” he said, “now don’t you cry”

as he took her by the shoulders,

she reluctantly, met his eyes.

 

She said, “There is something I need to question,

here, that I would like to mention;

Can you please, stop and explain,

your breaks and separations”? she exclaimed

 

Turning away, she dropped down to her knees,

pleading repeatedly, “Can you help me, please?”

Muddled in helplessness, tears and sorrow,

she wondered, if he had actually known?

 

Flicking the hair out of her eyes,

trying to put, all of this together, in her mind.

Vulnerable and confused,

she didn’t know what to do.

 

Hatefully proud and not wanting to ask,

how she should accomplish this uncertain task.

She enquired, “Should I  punctuate or not”?

I get all nervous, if I get it wrong, or I’ve forgot.

 

“Do commas, hyphens and apostrophes still belong?

It seems to me, that some are ignored, misused, or wrong.

These ‘points’ make sense, of what I’m trying to say,

Mark my words… Don’t take the punctuations away”!

Victoria Healing ~ 18.6.2019

Mark my words…

“Punctuation marks are like road signs; without them we just may get lost… Those who disagree are in their usual hurried state…not giving pause where a breath is due.” ― Nanette L. Avery

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