Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The Myth Maker











I am a God lover
I am the folk artist
I am the story
I am the myth-maker

I walk in the light and dwell in the shadow
I am Poseidon’s lover
Apollo’s chariot
I am the road less traveled
And the footprints upon it
I am the myth-maker

I am the tree of enlightenment
I am the eternal water that feeds it
I am a God lover
I am the Phoenix and the fire
I am the myth-maker

I am Shiva
The daughter of Zion
I am the Lady of the Lake
I am the Lamb
I am the bed of P’an-Chin-Lien –
I am the Immaculate Heart

I am calm and chaos in perfect balance
Dancing through space
Spinning in time
On the head of a needle you can not pass through
I have fallen through the crack
of Hades, rescued by the
Sword of Michael
I am the Serpent and I am the Garden

I come from the dream time
And will return to the Father
Pacha- mama is my Mother
The Great Spirit my breath
I am the word and the wind
Who will hear my voice?

I am the myth-maker
I am the storyteller
I am a God lover

I am----


bkmackenzie
copyrighted 2009


Posted for One Shot Wednesday -where poets and writers meet

36 comments:

  1. excellent one shot...I AM...and all that...love how you touched many of the world religeons in one...intriguing piece...

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  2. thanks brian....always look forward to posting at one shot....bkm

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  3. "I am a God lover," great line, really grabbed me. Def. a unique poem, i totally enjoyed.

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  4. thank you Patience...where you live you must see and experience many more lines that could be added to this...blessings...bkm

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  5. "On the head of a needle you can not pass through."

    Gorgeous turn of phrase!

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  6. mama zen, thank you i know you are a friend of fireblossoms..i must get by for a visit...blessings...bkm

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  7. The way you intermingled so many concepts, beliefs and archetypes was excellent.

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  8. thants what brings me to your page first thing from One shot !!! looove every word here !! sooper

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  9. A dance of faith, a song of hope, in the beginning the word and it still has power--power in faith, power in language, power in love. Great job loved this work!

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  10. Breathtaking Bkm...i love it!! :-)

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  11. I think I'll just say double what Beachnanny said. She so eloquently expressed my wonder at this piece. Very powerful. I am a God lover too, so I loved the I am :-)

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  12. I believe you will touch many with this wonderful piece of yours. Excellent post.

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  13. I am - impressed:) And someone is lucky because of you.

    Great post BKM.

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  14. Excellent. You have truly coursed the globe of beliefs in One Shot. You Are....

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  15. Not surprisingly, I liked the same line Mama Zen liked. And yes, she's mi amiga. You'll love her blog.

    "The Lady Of Shallott" is one of my favorite poems, and I have this very same Waterhouse painting on my living room wall!

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  16. thanks all, up and down the comments...you are all wonderful...bkm

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  17. Really enjoyed this poem and all that "I am" means to all the different cultures. Beautifully constructed and the flow is gorgeous.

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  18. An engaging thoughtful and even mythical post. Large themes. Well written. - Bill

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  19. I appreciate the multiple meanings in "God lover" and "myth-maker". Concluding with "I am" was a just-right finish.

    This is the kind of poem I'd like to hear, too.

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  20. WOW..that one got me! the depth..the music in the words..totaLLY enjoyed this read! AMAZING one shot!

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  21. I love the repetition of "I am the myth maker" that ends right where it should -- in "I am." Good one.

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  22. Dearest bkm
    This is all that I want to be...captured so beautifully in your words.

    I write Malay and Nusantara folklore books and I am a 5th generation story teller - I am ninotaziz daughter of Abang Tik daughter of Chu Rahmah, daughter of Yang Chik daughter of Bebunga. And my daughter Iman is following in our footsteps.

    I love your spirit and warmth...

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  23. Lovely read bkm and the music in the words i agree with Desert Rose are perfect, nice oneshot :)

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  24. lovely comments and blessings to all - and ninotziz - i am so happy to have touched the core of who you are in this piece...i do love myth and world religions - studying has given me my insite - not only of the world but in who i am...bkm

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  25. just need to say firstly that i picked up on fireblossom and ditto....this was a breathtaking piece that you created here...i think you say eloquently the things i like to explore and express..cheer pete

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  26. And you are, I read it in each of your writings. Thank you

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  27. I love mythology and this you have written so brilliantly

    Great poem... and I love your blog- so nice to find you !
    :)

    Dulce

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  28. love the picture - it fits perfectly with the mood you create with your writing…my favorite line…i am the road less travelled..

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  29. I really liked this. It was almost lyrical, and all-inclusive in its message, which I really appreciate. My favorite lines were:

    "I am the word and the wind
    Who will hear my voice?"

    My thought reading that was "Anyone who listens."

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  30. the repetition, the broken lines, the almost chant-like quality make this a stand-out poem

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  31. i am a God lover...

    this is powerful. xo

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  32. How wonderful! I just love the combining of the religions. They all manage to exist peacefully together in your poem. If only the real world could do so?

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  33. Oh yes!! From then to now to later.. The all encompassing "I"
    Just last night, I was trying to write something beginning with "I am".. It'll now have to wait a bit I suppose.. :)

    Very well composed and executed, bkm.. bravo!

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  34. A beautiful lament and invocation to the powers of light-- beautifully written!
    http://mairmusic.wordpress.com/

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  35. you are also a gifted writer whom I enjoy, very much.
    This piece flows with a power that is fantastic.

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