Saturday, November 27, 2010

Re-Charting: Sacred Backdrops

Orange layers painting as backdrop; 
   hung colors of sacred rite like of wet towels.
Tonight I saw a "devotional dance," linage of Odissi,
   busy as a performance; more like entertainment via dance.
With finesse written intro; bragging rights and all the info

   and prayers no where to be found.
Even sacred adornments worn as in performance 
   were immediately advertised and sold; astound.

This invocation to Lord Shiva 
   treated like the diva of the divine.
Sacred mudras were said to be shown.
Photos taking prohibited; so consecration weren't blown.
But I couldn't help myself leaving the blessed
   by documenting devoties ignoring their own message;
   sanctification has been tested, admiration renounced.
They sneaked photos and videos as part their own undertaking;
   an invocation of what I've recorded as Rupia's raking.

Even if we make pole dancing sacred,
   so no one would feel guilty for going half naked.
At least we would not have to fake it; knowing
   every creation and expression is divine.
We just need to remind ourselves of devotion
   a one person engagement; barely works with weddings of two.

Symbol of devotion, an abstract of the mind; made to enable self.
Truly a sacred blessing for all and Godly if the community now felt.
Wanting control or to design mysticism
   might just end up in karmic of self criticisms.
Spirituality will be the last thing the mind control;
soon we will realize to just live life and feel bold.

Why I know this to be true?
That Shiva was unhappy about this
performance was announced not finished; jammed up by music disc.
Apologies were even made... sacredness "felt" untrue; worst yet explained.
finds this Om Sherif uninspired; alluding performances with fading rhymes.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Charting Two: Flame is the first metaphor

Flame is one of the oldest metaphor; if not the first. The word "flame" in definition is metaphoric in itself. We alluded this word with passion, love and/or faith in god. These are all meta-ideals of ourselves; therefore, metaphorically, we are that flame.

In my reflections and meditation of this metaphor, "the flame," one often allude to the light; to see darkness that surround it and/or shed light on the matter. I have found this not to be true! It is not the dark the flame want to seek and fill with light, rather the flame want to fill the space with the warmth that radiates, even if light cannot be found.

I see so i can feel! Feeling is still the first purpose of light; or in this case, feeling of warmth from the flame.

76 Days Visions and Revolutions | Flame is the first metaphor Xfrasis from Hai Dai on Vimeo.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Charting One: Source of creations

In the past couple of days of full moon I have been to a three ceremonies which open my eyes to the source of creations. The metas are made very clear both in the known and unknown; the reality and myth, as well as, the self and the universe. 

Although the "Shiva Linga" ceremony was not made clear to me in the literal sense (including the name); but in my findings after the experience and the poem was written based my reflections, how uniquely in parallel the poem was to the mythology of it… and of course it would!

Source of Creations Xfrasis

At the source of all creations
there is a symbol; an offering
for the divine

WE, You and I

adorned it; a soft glow
encompasses the universe
form one absolute totality;
     a true essence that brings unity
by acceptance of being.

it is the most creative endeavors;
     full of imagination without fears
we bathed it in the milk of life
decorate it with the blossoms from mother earth 
sprinkle it with rice and delicate intentions.

share fire with it and bless it in water
sing, praise and dance with it
it heals; creates selfless love with others
accepting all of Universe as a divine being
all part of the natural balance 
in harmonious state of existence; perfections.

WE, You and I

share the same equality of its creations
that why it's call the source.

76 days Visions and Revolutions | Source of Creations Xfrasis from Hai Dai on Vimeo.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Charting Course (finding lights)

We have alluded toward "light" as a metaphor 
             for as long as man's existence; 
now "charting course" the artist shared
   "fly to the sun" my friend Piero posted 
so in my meditative journeys i fly toward the bright orb
the source; i find myself bright as the sun
and alluding towards a warmth radiance place
then to find myself… like nature 
through a process similar like one of photosynthesis 
and in reaping the sun blessings; through the nature in me
creates not only for the air we breath
but for the experience of being alive. 

76 Days Visions and Revolutions | Charting Lights Xfrasis from Hai Dai on Vimeo.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Stationary Voyager with Velocity

Stationary Voyager with Velocity

The winds race strongly, directly at my whole body
I lean myself against the wind's force on the mountain's
highest stone. I spread my arms
and suspend my body over the edge, held in wind.

Thin belts of fog race toward me through blue.
On this outcropping in the sky,
I am standing on the helm of a boat.
I am a stationary voyager with velocity,

The wind surges over the bow and hull,
crashes over me
as I seek my supreme destination.

Stefano Resta

Reflections Give Me Wings

i love this process in living. 
it allowed me to refine what i love most 
about my experiences.

Learn from them; cherish them
send me into sweet dreams with them
it allows me to relive my senses
a clarification of my knowing

it has become an active meditation for me
like a prayer and giving thanks at the same time
it helps me knows what it means to be human
to be alive; bits for fully being present.

76 days Visions and Revolutions | Reflections Xfrasis from Hai Dai on Vimeo.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Have no fear, fly to the Sun...

I really love the immediate grasp of creativity that emanates from the artist Hai Dai,
in the moment, each creation driven by the breath of non attachment, layers of possible languages superimposed with the rapidity of changing winds ....

Here is a work in progress 6' x6'....mapping the voyage... homage to the Celestial Navigators,
dream and discovery, the fertility of earth with the cosmology of being.
Piero Resta

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Living Lucid

Everything is fusing into something else… similar as one liquid substance with another;  there is a chemistry happening… call it what you like... here share mine:

"Garden of Dreams"
it starts with seeds

a vision; hand points at mouth
painter's arms needing an arm rest

pomegranate seeds has many facet
and wants to be eaten

picked hibiscus flower, fluttering
hand turns a page; face down

bursting; wanting to smell its essence
soaked in curvaceous vase

buzzing like wild honey bees
absorbed in their activities

straight lines yearning to scribble
lovely curly ones too!

pillars planted among tall grass
with the backdrop of high mountain

to create foundations for red altar;
offerings for the divine

our seeds want to share with sacredness;
yearning to be lucid.

76 Days Visions and Revolutions | Dreaming in the Garden Xfrasis from Hai Dai on Vimeo.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Inspiration is my Expression

My "Ekphasis" process based on the Greek philosophy of  poetry (which i have coined as Xfrasis for today's digital age), gives the best insights to its meaning of "art within art"; where one medium inspire another medium and through its translations, transmit beauty and inspire creative poetics.

To me, this flow of creativity, "energy" via Xfrasis is not just about the "art within art" but rather a cyclical process of "blessings giving thanks" and/or visa versa. Through imagination and creativity (possibilities) and the act of giving (sharing); where imagination and creativity in the process is the real blessings and the artifact is a way of giving thanks.

76 Days | Inspiration is Expression Xfrasis from Hai Dai on Vimeo.

Two artists..(4+4+2+1+1+2)...................................................36

My Vision
It is a Birth of something new
something unknown
something magical
my Vision is to come together - create - inspire - learn - love - and bathe in this amazing expansion of ourselves and with each others.

Andreas Kauderer Faux painter, flamenco dancer.

Shea Derrick - a playful, sultry, soulful, singer/songwriter.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

The next Buddha will not take the form of an individual.

The next Buddha will not take the form of an individual.
The next Buddha may take the form of a community;
a community practicing understanding and loving kindness,
a community practicing mindful living.
This may be the most important thing we can do for the survival of the Earth."

(Thich Nhat Hanh)

This is the motivating wind , the navigating compass, the Vision of this Revolution..........

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Return to Now (Home)

What i love about the "revolution" of the digital mediums is that it can encompasses all the different types of other traditional mediums. If "The medium is the message" is a phrase coined by Marshall McLuhan meaning that the form of a medium embeds itself in the message" is TRUE then the message of the digital mediums is about diversity and can be easily integrated.

This medium can act as a glue to connect, weave and layered new expressions; allowing mediums to interface within its collaborations. It's fluidity of integrating differences (in this case content of expressions) can allude us toward new understandings of sharing and relating.

Perfect timing for today's time in the sharing of resources and in the fusion of globalization!

76 Days of Visions and Revolutions | Return Now Ekphrasis from Hai Dai on Vimeo.

one more artist.....

Piero Resta
Artist ,seer, visionary.
Art nourishes humanity.

 To be an artist one must fly with both feet on the ground.
The arrival of Fortuna.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Our Heart Song Returns

Our Heart Song Returns 
by Zayra Yves

On the wings
of grace
our heart song
with the beauty
of places 
she has been
transformed by 
the golden goodness
of souls
who opened
for her warmth.

She returns
on fire
with the purity
of spirit,
with the sweetness
of those
she has loved
on her lips
and the charm 
of life
in the swing
of her hips.

She arrives
as new love
right into the center
of your being
where you gratefully
embrace her,
welcome her

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Garden of Dreams

We share our knowledge, we therefore amplify, welcome to The Garden of Dreams.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


What we find sacred, wisdom and/o enlightenment comes in many facets. Like a gem with many sparkling sides. In my Ekphrasis of this dance and visual presentation, a literal translation of "a prayer" was used to describe this dance expression.  There is one thing I am sure of; that is whatever the eyes of the beholder who want to translate this performance and give it literal meaning must showcase the dance sense of brilliancy and sacredness; hence this too is like a gem, also precious.

76 Days |Dance Prayer Poem Revised from Hai Dai on Vimeo.