small stones – May 10, 2016


art credit: Peacock Garden by Miriam Schulman

a show-off?
with your bright plumage
and elegant stance
those bright eyes
a knowing in the world
or resilient?
forging forward though poison
courses through your veins
I’ll follow your lead
and transmute
these noxious fumes

(Note: Popular belief is that peacocks are show-offs; however, the Buddhist believe them to be transmuters because they eat poisonous serpents,  and transmute the poison into their bright colored plumage)

12 thoughts on “small stones – May 10, 2016

  1. calensariel says:

    That’s fascinating! Does that mean that the females DON’T eat the poison?

  2. That’s so interesting and what a beautiful picture!

  3. Soul Gifts says:

    I’ve always loved peacocks. They’re the perfect colour for transmuting 🙂

  4. DaisyWillows says:

    It would be rude not too. Ever heard what they sound like when they get together? Mute button needed. Glorious painting.

  5. Beautiful words and art.

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