“The creative life has a thousand lives, and it comes back from every death.”
Clarissa Pinkola Estes, The Creative Fire.
You can pull her roof
from Saguaro ribs, test her will
in the crumbling clay-
but as long as stars reflect her eyes
she’ll dance, she’ll sing and sway
Again, she’ll find her way.
You can tie her hands, still her steps
bind shadows all around her-
but La Chispa will spark a raging fire
El Duende will untie her,
El Duende will unbind her.
© 2012 Tara Linda