Tuesday, May 06, 2008


Layers of Love Mandala - © Sue O'Kieffe 2008
source image- flower bouquet
your slightest look easily will unclose me

though i have closed myself as fingers,
you open always petal by petal myself as Spring opens
(touching skilfully, mysteriously) her first rose
I was going to make this mandala into part of my meditation card series, but I do not have a font that adequately captures the essence of the opening of the heart to the myriad expressions of Love. Everything I tried looked too much like Hallmark variety hearts and flowers.

Back in March I told the story of a homeless family who was living under a bridge with their dog. I found out last month that the woman is still alive, having survived her fifth admission into the local hospital since November. I was glad to hear the rest of that story and to know that I can put my mind at ease a bit.

I find I am in a period of productivity and experimentation. Language is not coming easily. I am touched by the miracle of Spring and her beauty.

Sue O'Kieffe
Sacred Circle Mandalas


Cate Rose said...

This is gorgeous, Sue. Glad you're in a fertile time, art and connection-wise. Look forward to seeing you soon!


Dennis Brady said...

I've really never been a fan of the color pink in either my art nor others, but your "Love Mandala" changed my mind.

Unknown said...

my moderation skills are sometimes not the best...

John has left a new comment on your post "LOVE MANDALA":

just solid and lovingly so - image and words...maybe a card with just a line so the buyer can write in shorthand what she he wishes to express....

a ratings feature popped up on my

thank you, john, for your kind words. now about that ratings feature...what is blogger up to now?


The Artful Eye said...

Sue, I was reading a e.e. cummings poem today on my lunch hour and was so surprised to see this verse.

I'm happy to hear the report of this homeless family, my heartached so, after reading your post back in March. I just hope that they can experience some comfort and peace.

I feel like I can touch the petals in this mandala. Very beautiful and rich.

My best to you.

Anonymous said...

Nice photo! it really looks like something romantic though

Unknown said...

thanks for all your thoughtful and considerate comments...

lebanesa said...

so pretty in pink. eecummings. lovely.

Anonymous said...

now i get it~! it looks like a Lotus Flower. wow!

purelovenergy said...

Such a beautiful mandala, it radiates Love and Light! Just looking at it opens the heart. Gratitude and Love! :)