Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Language of Birds: Etsy Treasury Inspiration

A beautiful poem by the Sufi poet Hafiz.

She Responded

The birds’ favorite songs
You do not hear,
For their most flamboyant music takes place
When their wings are stretched
Above the trees
And they are smoking the opium
Of pure freedom.
It is healthy for the prisoner
To have faith
That one day he will again move about
Wherever he wants,
Feel the wondrous grit of life–
Less structured,
Find all wounds, debts stamped canceled,
I once asked a bird,
“How is it that you fly in this 
Gravity of darkness?”
She responded,
“Love lifts 

The Language of the Birds is our theme for this month. Discover this beautiful 16th C. painting: February Monthly Challenge. Join us for the Art Bead Scene blog hop on February 29th!

1.5 inch Bird Pendant custom...
Lavender Orphans SALE- 10 La...
Wise Tree Pendant - Handmade...
Snow Dove
Windswept Snow Tree Pendant
Handmade Lampwork Bead Aqua ...
Handmade Leaf Toggle Clasp ...
Blue Earth Birds- tiny ceram...
Handmade lampwork glass head...
Jacquard ribbon Floral Medal...
RESERVED for the lovely wtar...
Rustic Sedona Pairs - (4) Ha...
River Pebble Stone Bead Supp...
Blossom- handmade ceramic fl...
Large 6 Petal LAVENDER Patin...
Black BiRD BEAD with Shimmer...

Looking forward to your interpretation of this month's artwork inspiration. 
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Gaea said...

Lovely words! Lovely visuals!

Cindy said...

Erin, what a great post....both for the poem and the selection of inspirational beads and components. I see some shops that I am not familiar with and will love checking them out - what a gorgeous round-up of talent.

Nicole Gamble said...

I am so glad that I have visited your site. Such a wonderful time reading this.

Marie Cramp said...

Thanks for using my pretty birdy! :) Love all your picks!!

Anonymous said...

Hafiz is one of my favorite poets. Perfect choice!