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FEATURED ARTIST - LADY ILANA

The Creature

In the winter of the night
In solitary stands
a creature of earth and sky
Whose reach exceeds its grasp
In fires light that pierce the night
Heralds a day of atonement
When all is clay once more
The sea sinks deep in rock
The end will near
The Creature bows its head in silence

 

Wings

One wing of paper
The other of feathers
Flap one and you shall rise
Flap the other and you shall burn

Poet Meshugeh

Hear the noise
The children playing
The honk the screeching
Birds chirping, laughter
Poet sits in wasted room
With sea of paper looming tall
Ink splats soaking
The sunlight moving on
Poet sulks moodily
Draining his thoughts with pen
Wind thru open window sweeps
The sea becomes a fury Circling the poet viciously
Cunning quick cutting deep
Poet sits In ruin waste

 

Clockwork Angels Narrative

Clockwork angels
Heads of glass
Wings of brass
Hang flightless in the air
Hourglass is turned
They shift in measured stride
Blinking slumber from their workings
Their bodies stuffed with gears
That would fill their bodies with life
And now they dance

Up one comes with wings out stretched
The light alights on brassy wings
Glittering in the murkiness whirling slow to steady pace
Slanting down they glide flapping softly with a clink
Brassy murmur

Quickly one ascends
flaunting its gleaming wings
against the night
darting here and there they play
flittering, quiver, flutter shimmer
in delicate dance

The last sand falls
sluggishly they slow
the flapping wings sedated their heads hang low
Their dance has ceased
Clockwork angels
Heads of glass
Wings of brass
Hang flightless in the air

 

For more of Lady Ilana's photography and poetry, please visit her Empire profile:

 

Lady Ilana

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Comment by Louise Kiner on January 22, 2012 at 6:56am
What a lovely piece!
Comment by Michelle Murray on January 21, 2012 at 10:20pm

My latest creation: Mechanical Cupid

 

 

It is dual use - a decorative ornament, and pendant.  The heart can be unhooked from the main stem and the silver cord slides out of the heart.  Add a jump ring and thread it on a chain. 

Thanks for looking

Michelle aka steelhips

steelhip design

Comment by Roger Tinkerton on January 20, 2012 at 12:17am

Many thanks!  :)

Comment by Rey Otis on January 19, 2012 at 6:00am

Sir Tinkerton, that is absolutely fantasmagorical! LOVE!!!!

Comment by Roger Tinkerton on January 18, 2012 at 11:06pm

My latest project.  Tinkerton's Chatterbox

Comment by Spiro Dimolianis on January 14, 2012 at 2:30am
From Hell, journey back to Victorian London with --

"Jack the Ripper and Black Magic: Victorian Conspiracy Theories, Secret Societies and the Supernatural Mystique of the Whitechapel Murders".

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jack-the-Ripper/201356999880694?sk=info
Comment by Mr. EZ on December 29, 2011 at 2:09pm

Wind-chime I made for my mom. Crafted from recycled keys and music stand from her sadly decommissioned piano. The sheet music is her favorite song, she could play it by heart.

Comment by Rey Otis on December 29, 2011 at 5:49am

First novel coming out January 2012 - https://www.reyotishorrorauthor.com

Oh happy day!

Comment by Rey Otis on December 29, 2011 at 5:47am

Comment by Crawdadslim on December 26, 2011 at 1:19pm

Just unloaded a kiln, and had managed to squeek these into it.  The compass stiens are a regular item I make, but I am trying to source some small brass compasses.   The tall straws are for drinking, but the cups make cool vases as well.  The next batches will be a little dryer glaze, with more emphasis on mechanism, possibly some valves sculpted on.  Not sure how many people here do pottery, but I am having fun with these.       

 

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