Monday, June 28, 2010

these beads

these beads
sparkling stories told yesterday
graceful dance with songs sung
not all see
nor will be seen
but these beads know
and will tell through the dream
ever shining and rich with colour
dangling long on the tiny girl
...maybe shorter on a tall young man
beads and bells, shells and bone
these mean so much more than simple adornment
stories and songs - woven discernment
look through the colors at the stories told
listen through bells ringings at strength
mmmm yes these beads
sparkling like water
crafted with skill and given in love...
for dancing...


Alice in Wonderland said...

Oh, Shawna, I just loved this so much!
Honestly, I am like a magpie when it comes to beads and shiny things!
These beads are absolutely gorgeous!

Big hugs, my dear friend!

Anishinaabekwe said...

Very nice! Shawna do you do bead work? Make jewelry?

flying eagle woman said...

oh my sweet friend - you KNOW we're kindreds!

sister, I create necklaces and earrings...fairly simple as the picture shows:-) I'm a sorry sap at the beadwork though, my thread tangles and I end up frustrated - so then I get my sewing machine out and sew someone a wingdress to calm my fluffy feathers

Thank you both for your comments!


bonequinhoda bic said...

Wonderful !!!