—painting and poem by Tiffany Davis-Rustam
Somewhere beyond vast forests of galaxies
A planet awakens to its cosmic dawn.
Primordial flames explode from giant molten mounds
and lakes of lava flood the land.
An entity emerges from waves of fire
… the elemental goddess appears.
When her moon eyes close
true vision opens up to vast realms of possibilities.
Cosmic waves of energy orbit from the heavens through her head.
She breathes in white-violet light from 47,000 suns.
Electrified by currents of orgasmic joy,
her limbs spin themselves in concentric circles,
’til consciousness is ringing cathedral bells throughout her being,
channeling incandescent auras through light years of heavens.
She sheds a tear of joyful bliss from up above
and down below it drops and ebbs into the air
multiplying mass and billowing into gushing streams.
Her gentle breath becomes the wind
that cools the fiery earth.
The water softens into the soil and begins to reveal its mysteries,
bursting forth blooms of tender seed buds,
weaving together luscious carpets of greens and vines,
A place to call your home, in honor of the goddess…
You can see the original colored pencil drawing I made on this previous blog post. It was first concepting many years ago, before I even started painting seriously.
Elemental Goddess Painting available here on my Etsy shop, and prints available soon.
The painting is a real departure from me that first got my brain thinking about how to abstract figures. I’d be interested to know what you think of the painting and the poem especially.
The main poem felt very inspired, but then I was not sure how to end the poem, particularly the last line. It really is a big thing to describe… basically a spiritual nirvana experience creating a new planet, that’s a big vision! I’m thinking it maybe needs a new last line, and maybe several more; what do you think? I welcome any fresh ideas you might have out there.