Sunday, December 20, 2009

Muse Monday 4/FSO- Angels

Benevolent Celestial

Artist’s hands
Formed life
Indistinct shadows
Mutated divinity
Thrown collection
Portals of clay
Deceived by light
Face to face
Feeding off chaos
Fending this room
Empty eyes
Hypnotized slave…

Mirrors of
Once was
Deaths scapegoat
Anchored alter
Affinity of fire
Or angels
Morally ambiguous
Move unclad
Organic battle ground
Company we keep
Hell abide
My pain
their treasure…

© E Stelling, 2009

Demons are believed to have been fallen angels, and they can change their form to suit their needs. In the case of death, they are always regarded as the spirits of those who have died; it is believed that their are good and bad demons. When I created these plaques in my 'throwing' class it was not clear what was manifesting, as I made them after Anelisa passed away. The light clearly cast a shadow of a one sided wing in my eyes...

I am using this as my FSO- Angels picked by Kim, post since I am still feeling under the weather with a flu/cold this past week. This is my living room wall in Princeton, and part of 'My Town'...

Funny how I was inspired to post this Monday, and had not even noticed it was our theme...

We wish you all a Happy Holidays, and a New Year!

The Stelling Household


Just telling it like it is said...

That's deep! Merry Christmas!

Steven G said...


I wanna be a fresh wet corpse of clay.

Clay wet all new room temp and cooling

You pick me up in pieces and throw me. Grab a clop here and there

Jackson Pollack splattered like a Monday.

Wash it all down or crank up the kiln

Your poetry is benevolent.

Chef E said...

Same to you Darn Girl! love ya!

Steve G- That cracks me up, and I am so using it- Jackson Pollack splattered like a Monday!

Kim said...

You are quite a talented, poetry...inspiration!

A Scattering said...

Hope you'll be feeling better soon Elizabeth. Merry Christmas! Elaine

betteR said...

Great angel frame! Get well soon Chef E. Merry Christmas to you and to your family!

NanU said...

Be surrounded by good angels this season!
Isn't it wonderful to work with clay? The feel of it just gets into our hearts and there's more of us in the work than we know.

Just telling it like it is said...

I hope you feel better...when do I get to me the Muse

Ann said...

Hope you are feeling better, can't imagine the Chef not cooking the Christmas turkey.

Merry Christmas

Rebecca said...

Wow, that poem is amazing.

Sara Williams said...

Brilliant! Have a good Christmas x

GingerV said...

I did so enjoy your take on Angels - I am looking forward to lots and lots of creativity this week.

Patty said...

Yes. That is deep. Love the wall art.

Hope you are feeling better, my friend.

Merry Christmas.

PS: you do write so well.

Kerry said...

I very much enjoyed your poem, and hope you are feeling better now. Merry Christmas!

gigi said...

Sorry you are feeling bad.
Blessings for a wonderful Christmas.

Jeanne said...

Merry Christmas, my friend!

shabby girl said...

I'm sorry you're not feeling well. I hope you have a good Christmas, in spite of it!

~JarieLyn~ said...

Love the poem. I hope you feel better soon. Merry Christmas.

Pauline said...


Gordon said...

Elizabeth, very insightful, as usual. Have a great New Year!

SOL said...

I totally love it! I hope you had a wonderful holiday and I hope you are feeling better!

Barry said...

Hope you feel better soon. Although you seem to have very deep thoughts when you're under the weather.

Very creative take on the theme.

Barry & Linda