She’s So Good at Jazzing

My favorite season of the year is cackling her way hotly around New York City—birds singing wildly around my terrace… flowers blossoming with the promise of fruit… me delighting in the warmth of the morning sun… and Sanaa, over at Prompt Nights, asking for “summer [poetry that] sets upon [the] earth’s bosom bare”. I’m feeling rather giving, so here is my wee bit (which I’m also linking to Poets United, Poetry Pantry 308):

“She’s So Good at Jazzing”

She glides under the full moon,
spreading herself over dirt and skin.
Her heat is rouge blushing
the chilled cheekbones of the soul.

She’s so good at jazzing
everything she touches—
tickling blooms into fruiting,
arousing the wild kissing
of pelvises and hips.

She is summer
dancing after spring,
never fearing the fall,
baring breasts and kindling,
not caring if winter comes.

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Rouge, by Magic Love Crow“Rouge”, by Magic Love Crow

Heart Bits

Today, the Sunday Mini-Challenge, over at the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, is being hosted by a stunning and uncannily modest lady “looking for seemingly sweet lullaby-like poems, which ooze… creepiness.” She said to “Craft them fun, write them dark, make my inner-giggling-child want to run far, far, far.” So, of course, my muse and I tried to please her. I’m also linking “Heart Bits” to Poets United (Poetry Pantry, 306).

“Heart Bits”

When the moon’s so full it blinds
and time’s Wheel is wolfing June,
find six dull eyes barren of minds,
rip out their hearts to a gory tune.

Be not too choosy about the eyeballs
and leave no heart feeling the cull,
just swing your scythe (see what falls!)
while blood dances in your skull.

Craft moonlight into horizons
and liven things up with heart bits,
invite a crow to wear your rubies,
to watch you feed the night
from where it sits.

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La Luna, by Magic Love Crow
“La Luna”, by Magic Love Crow
(This beauty lives in the home of Debra, She Who Seeks,
humming dark moon lullabies all night long).

Magic Love Crow Reclaims Her All (and shares some of it with us)

I met her years ago… while her brushes rejoiced in birthing baby crows. I fell in love with the innocence of her art, the bright sweetness of her colors, the gentleness of her heart… Since then, Magic Love Crow has grown and grown… and I love what art and artist continue to become.

Magic Love Crow

A month or so ago, Stacy, mistress of Magic Love Crow, said something about spending a lot of time painting “backgrounds” and enjoying the activity to no end. Then she shared this piece:

Rouge, by Magic Love Crow“Rouge”

The explosion of colors and textures inspired me to take a trip down memory lane. I clicked back and forth, between pieces created in 2011 and some of Stacy’s most recent work. I was amazed (and rather pleased) by how her art has evolved. In the beginning, Stacy’s paintings were full of the cutest wee creatures. It was impossible to look at her paintings without cooing.

Baby Crow and Baby Owl, by Magic Love Crow“Baby Crow and Baby Owl”

Later, colors became brighter… talons got sharper… Stacy’s baby crows began to fly…

The Landing At Sunset, by Magic Love Crow“The Landing at Sunset”

A couple of years ago, our talented Stacy’s crows dropped their fuzzy feathers and morphed into strong-winged symbols for so much more: healing, love for self, discovery, romantic love, and hope were only a few of the motifs that began to hatch.

Love Me Like You Do, by Magic Love Crow“Love Me Like You Do”

Then came the deliciously mythical (and a personal favorite) touch of Stacy’s crow women and birds. These paintings are full of strength and magic, of life and what comes next, of wonder…

You Are Beautiful, by Magic Love Crow“You Are Beautiful”

I found so much delight in exploring the evolution of Magic Love Crow, that I wanted to share the experience with you. I had planned to write this post at the end of this month or after April. But when Stacy emailed me to ask if it was all right to name a very special painting after a line in one of my poems (to which I said “Yes!”, of course), I felt the need to share the yum now.

Reclaiming My All, by Magic Love Crow“Reclaiming My All”

And speaking of sharing…

Stacy is offering “Reclaiming My All”, the special painting in question, as a giveaway. This piece, with its fiercely crimson bits and rough edges… has a story of its own. Please visit Stacy’s blog, and read “Reclaiming My All”, so that you, too, can feel the power of its origins.

To Enter the “Reclaiming My All” Giveaway….

All you have to do is leave me a comment saying, “I want ‘Reclaiming My All’”. That’s it, my Wicked Luvs. There is no other requirement for entering the giveaway. But… I would LOVE to know why this particular painting, or Magic Love Crow’s work in general, appeals to you.

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Giveaway Rules, details and stuff…

* I (or Stacy) need to be able to contact the winner. If you don’t have a website or social media profile, through which we can interact, then please add your email to your comment. If your name comes up, and I (or Stacy) have no way to contact you, we will choose another name.

* To my Canadian Luvs, before you can claim your prize, I must test your mathematical brilliance by asking you a very obscure question, such as… what’s 13 + .5? Yeah, as obscure as the law

* This giveaway ends on March 17th, 2015, at 11:59 pm, EDT. The name of the winner will be added to the end of this post on March 18th, and contacted on the same day.

* This giveaway is open worldwide, excluding any place where prohibited by law.

Edited on 3/18/16 (to announce the winner) And the winner of the giveaway is

Laura Morrigan, from Roses and Vellum

Congrats, Laura! Please send me your mailing information (magalyguerrero @ live . com).
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