Capricorn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

reaching, reached, teaching, taught

harsh separation caught

 

Melanie, Bali, 2011

 

 

 

Dynamic of symbol = about being overthrown

 

FAS Summer School, Oxford, 2011

 

 

 

Climbs a little

crash down

difficult climb up

slide down a little

turn over, slide down to

               resting place in the great below.

 

FAS Summer School, Oxford, 2011

 

 

 

holding, carrying, scooping, protecting

 

Bali, 2009

 

 

 

 

Mountain Goat

Stands Tall

Arched in Light

Men Beseech

Arms Raised

Children Play

Bearded One

Steps out of Wisdom's Cave

 

Gwen, 2012

 

 

 

 

Lifetime's supremacy

Harshly risky

Plateaux of expectancy

Praise is limited

Wisdom sought

Position well fought

 

Anne, 2012

 

 

 

 

The hermit in the cave sits still as a rock
As he observes the cycle of life,
The terrain is barren and bleak - obstacles prevail
But the hidden symbols hold the key to success.

The youthful goat has reached the peak
As his large eyes look down to whence he came
He understands this wise man's bones are etched with time, 

A time for one to live but for the other to die.

 

London 2013

 

 

 

 

 

Success is a mountain view

A striving for the summit

Life process and reaching

Through cave and granite .....

It brings the view and celebration of life

 

Kerrie, 2012

 

 

 

 

Written in stone

Wisdom of death

 

Lead us through time

Quartz symmetry

 

Thin hard bone horny

 

Granite born babes

Hard seeds alone

 

Stand up and reach

For brightest light

 

Ursula D., London 2013

 

 

 

 

 

Sea Goat 

 

I swam to this lighthouse from a racing sea
 

And landed on bare rock, too scared to rest –

 

Heart still beating with the fear of drowning.

 

So I clung to stone steps and tasted salt air.

 

 

Now I am here at the top of this fort,

 

But I smell the sea, and both rule my bones.

 

I watch the stars, the weather and the boats,

 

Stand guard over those that plough hard water.

 

 

I have seen monsters that feed underneath,

 

Seen ancestors alive in the swell of the sea,

 

But I am proud to tend this one light;

 

The watchman never sings alone in the night.

 

 

Sophie Juneau, 25 Dec 2013

 

 

 

 

 

Arrived alone to face the sun

 

Un-stiffen;

 

listen to the voices calling.

 

Sunflower, West Sussex, 24.12.2014.