Day 11: Song From the Ruins

El Duende will untie her

“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

Author: tara linda

musician, poet, art and jewelry-maker

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