Summer Solstice 2013

"Infinite Health" available as an archival, limited edition print in three sizes.

“Infinite Health” available as an archival, limited edition print in three sizes.

Happy Summer Solstice 2013! It is with great wonderment and gratitude that I offer the reader Faybiene Miranda’s magnificent poetic response to the above mandala of Infinite Health. The poem and mandala appear together in the Summer issue of New York Spirit.

Faybiene Miranda is a published poet, lyricist and performer, former co-host and co-producer of Global Medicine Review broadcast for 10 years on WBAI 99.5 FM. Faybiene is the recipient of multiple community service awards for her dedication and service to community as a teacher, mentor and artist. She is also an arts administrator with the community based organization Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy, Inc. in Brooklyn, NY. Contact her at:

Tiers of Joy

Let us speak of beauty

Commencing with the tiers of human joy

Scaffolding from the exquisite array of life itself

A form indigenous to creation portrayed in exhalation of her healing touch

In matters great and small without remorse – let healing take its course

A ray of sunlight kissed imagination intrinsic in the hand of painter’s stroke

Adhesive train of thought when artistry and spirit coalesce

We swim in transformation through majesty of image cast

…and we are changed before forever vision scoped

By penciled-sketching-measured human eye

The painter paints

To feed a cosmos rooted in the nautilus of emerging starfish constellations

A seed compelled to birth itself between the textures and the symmetry of inspiration

Imbuing color coded symbols to reveal the magic envelope of dynasty

Within each fabricated crop of petals sown

Behold this 5-star aloe emerald host!

The poet asks:

What architect has labored to such acclaim and bounteous formed perfection?

What circumstance prevents us from the center of our own heart’s intention?

From rapier’s edge we softly tread respectfully

Requesting shelter that our lives may be corrected

And with permission we are lead to genuflection

At the beauty that surrounds us

Above us and below us as within

We seek the infinite Spring from which we raise our heads in contemplation

The healing of nations gained

Why should we falter squinting further from our dream’s domain?

We are the aperture of love in sky-shade blue and mountain-greenery

Perceived horizons where our souls can meet in focal sphere harmonic “frequencied”

Let’s act on beauty and the miracle of what we see today

Be not afraid of Source

Let not the energy of your Divinity fade away

Allowance is the yielding to the power of sustaining faith

…and while we sleep we harvest time to greet us when we awaken

Be not mistaken

Galaxies are born in night’s embrace

Let not the hand of art be shaken

The stars will shine outlining corridors of space

…and beauty takes her chosen place

Above us and below us as within

…and we are changed forevermore

By tiers of joy reflected in the beauty of our being and our healing

In matters great and small without remorse – let healing take its course

As painters paint and poets yield surrendering their thoughts to lamplight words in ink

Be not afraid of Source

Let not the hand of art be shaken.


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