Friday, March 1, 2013

dwell, sing and dance

a while ago i read the following poem  by Maria Elena Gaspar
on Sandra's blog the wild magnolia,

Dreaming back my sisters...

I am dreaming back my sisters
Whisper-worn footfalls on the Temple steps

Sky walkers
Storm dwellers
Heavy-breasted cauldron keepers
Snake sisters
Darkmoon dancers

Labyrinth builders
Star bridgers
Fiery-eyed dragon-ryders
Wind seekers
Shape shifters
Corn Daughters

Wolf woman
Earth stewards
Gentle-handed womb sounders
Dream spinners
Flame keepers
Moon birthers

Come home sisters, come home


her words, highly visual, immediately spoke  to my imagination,
i could identify with them (well, with many of them :)), recognition,
being  woman , female nature,
the aspects of it,

i wrote it down knowing there would come images to my mind
to kind of illustrate it, so here are three of them ;
storm dwellers     songweavers    darkmoon dancers.

If there is anyone out there who knows or has more information about
Maria Elena Gaspar
i would be very thankfull to hear from you, 'till now 
i wasn't able to find any information about her, thanks.

happy weekend 


  1. Hi Renilde, songweavers and storm dwellers are my favorites, really fine interpretations!
    Can't help you with the author, never heard her name before.
    Wish you a nice and sunny weekend.

  2. Renilde I had never read anything by this marvelous poet until now in you post, which so beautifully illustrates her strong words. When I saw storm dwellers, i recognized the ones who make our weather here so, many clouds! I will be looking for more about Gaspar, and pass on to you anything I may find. xxoo, sus

  3. Wow Renilde, I too will keep my eye out for this amazing talent Gaspar. Your drawings stun me. I keep saying that I wish I could see them in person. I am stunned at the power of the storm dweller AND the touch of colour in the songweaver, astonishes my perception. In a gallery, I would sit (I do hope they'd be hung in a room with seating in the middle), or stand looking at your work for a long time. N, x

  4. Dear Renilde,
    my heart is beating... really.
    Your strong paintings... illustrates these strong words by Maria Elena Gaspar.
    For me they sounds wisely... connected to the elements... maybe native American? I'll keep my senses open!

    x Ariane.

  5. dreaming back my sisters....
    never heard or read anything about the author
    but the words fit perfectly with your work
    those words were out there for you to find

    wish you a fine weekend!
    Patrice A.

  6. Hello Renilde!

    a beautiful illustration to a beautiful poem

    I googled the name but it seems there are many with this name...

    Hope you'll find her : )

    love to you

  7. oh how i love every single thing here!!
    your great artwork and those words!
    thank you so much for sharing, i always feel
    gifted! xoxox julia

  8. Ce poème sur le rêve est un très beau texte. Tes illustrations sont magnifiques et réalisées avec beaucoup de talent.
    Belle fin de journée,Renilde.