"This work is unlike any other, in its range of rich, conjuring imagery and its dexterity, its smart voice. Carroll-Hackett doesn’t spare us—but doesn’t save us—she draws a blueprint of power and class with her unflinching pivot: matter-of-fact and tender." —Jan Beatty

Posts tagged ‘love the planet’

If We Could Know Our Bones <3 Throwing Back to a Older Poem

Feeling the need to share the title poem from my 2013 book, If We Could Know Our Bones–if we saw how much we’re alike, could we be kinder?

If We Could Know Our Bones

But if you do not know yourselves, then you live in poverty.~Gospel of Thomas

If we could know our bones the way we know our skin, perhaps we’d not dig graves, but build rooms, havens, shrines, for even our enemies, their bodies rescued from the ditch and battlefield, no longer pitched into holes, safe and out of sight, but standing, eloquent and equal in their lines: tines of rib, cradle of skull, clavicle like a little key, memories of movement in femur and fluted tibia, their jaws, hinged and singing, angel light pouring through the basin of each pelvis. Free of water, fat and muscle, perhaps they’d claim us, tell us of sharing even what can’t be known–Os innominatum– those nameless bones.

-Mary Carroll-Hackett, 2013

cell division

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

Daily Prompt Love <3 Time for Change

18 July 2019 

“Human beings *do* metamorphose. They change their identity constantly. However, each new identity thrives on the delusion that it was always in possession of the body it has just conquered.” ― Orson Scott Card

Make art about metamorphosis.

Daily Prompt Love <3 Together

15 July 2019

Make art about building unity, about unifying forces, about forces that bring people together.

unity

Daily Prompt Love <3 Gone

12 July 2019 

Make art about extinction, about what’s going extinct. 

 

Daily Prompt Love <3 Bread, God

11 July 2019 

“There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

Make art about hunger. 

hunger

Image by billy cedeno from Pixabay

 

Daily Prompt Love <3 By the Victors

7 July 2019 

“My experience with life makes me afraid of the historian” the historian, if not a liar himself, is largely at the mercy of liars.”–Walt Whitman

Make art about the twisting of history. 

history

Daily Prompt Love <3 Devoted

6 July 2019 

devotion (n.) 1200, devocioun, “profound religious emotion, awe, reverence,” from Old French devocion”devotion, piety” and directly from Latin devotionem (nominative devotio), noun of action from past-participle stem of devovere “dedicate by a vow, sacrifice oneself, promise solemnly,” from de “down, away” (see de-) + vovere “to vow” (see vow (n.)).

Make art about what you’re devoted to.

devotion

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