The Lizard Zen

I was quite taken with this photo in one of Ze's 365 photo albums here.
This photo has a Zen-like quality to it and I just had to write down the words coming out of my head while looking at it. Thank you Ze!

The Lizard Zen

In a perfect spiral
your body lies
in a peaceful bliss

….waiting for flies.

In awe of your stillness
waiting for your meal
I think of painting you

….in beautiful teal.

Your Zen-like pose
gets me in a trance.
You are so composed

….and I think I want to dance.

The longer I watch you
my lizard friend,
the more spiritual I feel

….like a flying wren.

Soaring through the air
flying I am
in a Zen-like spiral

….like my lizard friend.

The higher I flew
the more spiritual I got
till I finally came down

….to a Zen-like spot.

Surrounded in greenery
and hidden in shrubs
you’ll find me and Lizard Zen

….waiting for our grub.

by PainterWoman Β© Oct. 14, 2008

About pam

I am retired from real 9 to 5 jobs. I do my artwork and occasionally write poetry. In September 2010, I moved to Fargo, ND after spending 60 years in Phoenix, Arizona. Now, five years later, July 2015, I'm back in Arizona. And yes, I love the heat!
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38 Responses to The Lizard Zen

  1. PainterWoman says:

    Thank you Ze. I had fun writing it. Thank you Allan.

  2. zetorres says:

    Your poems are much more beautiful them my photo! :up:I'm very honorad know you had inspiration by my photo! :):)Thank you Pamela! :):)

  3. ricewood says:

    That's just great. Like it a lot. Good read.

  4. shushio says:

    Hi PW … I loved this.'Specially this bit. :)''In a perfect spiral your body liesin a peaceful bliss….waiting for flies.''

  5. zetorres says:

    I know you had! :):)

  6. Unasia says:

    Both poetic Offerings were a pleasure to read. There more to everything than what is apparent at first glance.

  7. PainterWoman says:

    Shushio: πŸ˜€ Thanks, that verse was exactly what I thought the first time I looked at that photo.Ze: :happy: Clance: Thanks. My writing sort of comes and goes. Most of the time my mind is seeing paintings rather than words.

  8. PainterWoman says:

    Thanks Deborah. I've been working on a couple of other poems but now I think my brain is stumped for words….so it's back to my painting. I'm glad to be able to go back and forth like that.:)

  9. zetorres says:

    Thanks Deborah! :):)

  10. 1bluebox says:

    a true gift you have dear pam. the write is wonderful and so is jose's picture. i can feel the peace of the bird in flight where upon lighting, the friendship contends the world of zen (lizard)! :happy: this made my day my friend, thanks for sharing your words.

  11. edwardpiercy says:

    It's full of Zen. And not!:):up: :up:

  12. ellinidata says:

    Pam and Ze,thanks for uniting in this post!excellent combination, amazing results!:love: + *hugs*

  13. 1bluebox says:

    and when the world seems in turmoil,the universe reminds us of where we are.the other side of the pie is justanother piece of you and break the mold and be free.

  14. DBabbit says:

    Great poem and photo – great combinations! :up: To be in a zen-like pose sounds devine.

  15. zetorres says:

    Thanks Angeliki and Babs! :):)Beautiful words Deborah! :):)

  16. PainterWoman says:

    Ed: Thank you. Yeah, 'waiting for our grub' isn't exactly Zen like.:D Angeliki: Being on Opera is a wonderful way of uniting.:happy: Deborah: It's nice to share a piece of the pie even though we are miles apart. :happy: Babs: I used to be able to get into a Zen-like pose, you know that sitting position for meditation, but can't quite make my legs fold up that way anymore. πŸ˜€

  17. ellinidata says:

    :happy: indeed!

  18. gdare says:

    Serbian prince Stefan Lazarevic who lived in XIV and XV century, had a coat of arms with a dragon on it with its tail encircled his own neck.This is what this photo reminded me of.Another photo here.The song is very nice and easy for reading and understanding, especially for me. English, as you know, is not my first language and I really suck at understanding (and writing :P) poems. Which you maybe didn`t know πŸ˜† "In a perfect spiral your body liesin a peaceful bliss….waiting for flies."Excellent :up:

  19. PainterWoman says:

    Oh that's a good one Angeliki. Not the same one but it'll do. Thanks.

  20. ellinidata says:

    Darko I like also the two headed eagle seal dated 1415… I did add the symbol to Ed's post once… I hope he sees this too !thanks for the link:)

  21. PainterWoman says:

    Thank you Darko and thanks for the link about the prince. Interesting read. I used to have in my favorites a link where you could put in your last name and find your very own coat of arms. It got lost in my computer crash. I might look for it again.

  22. ellinidata says:

    Pam,maybe you are referring to this??

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  25. wickedlizard says:

    I love this poem for so many reasons. For the poetry itself and all the hidden symbolism in it. I paint a lot the spiral and lizards are all hidden in all of my paintings. Sometimes they are camouflaged in my paintings and other times very apparent. I can~t help but think you have encountered a little bit of my personality. :jester: :heart: :DWe lizards love the warmth of the sun… πŸ˜‰

  26. Captivevet says:

    It is funny, the things that can trigger a memory. When I was around ten years old, I had a pet chameleon. One day, I kind of let him go loose in the basement of my family's house in Maryland. He lived down there for about two years or so, happily terrorizing the water bugs.:coffee:

  27. PainterWoman says:

    Leazz; thank you.:) Isabel; "I can~t help but think you have encountered a little bit of my personality." You may be right. I think all creative people have some sort of connection.:happy:

  28. thesamanyolu says:

    Pam, engrossing… it's like snike as. πŸ™„

  29. PainterWoman says:

    Tyler: I know what you mean. Every time I visit another blog, a photo or a comment will trigger a memory from way back.Nevin: Thank you. Yes, I agree, very snake like.

  30. Captivevet says:

    I had a long Skype call from Miss Lan today. I still don't have my camara up. I need an extension plug. The camara cord is only about a foot long.:doh:

  31. PainterWoman says:

    Tyler, my son and his fiance used Skype for almost two years until she finally was able to come here. Even so, his telephone bill was anywhere from $300 to $1000 a month.

  32. AOTEAROAnz says:

    Mornin' all..:)Beautiful post Pamela..:yes: Love it.

  33. Captivevet says:

    It is only free if you talk from computer to computer.:cool:

  34. PainterWoman says:

    Thank you Henry. Glad you liked it!:happy: Tyler, her computer was on dial up and kept logging off so he'd end up calling her out of frustration. Had his phone/computer turned off two or three times because he couldn't pay the bill.

  35. PainterWoman says:

    Thanks Noel. Glad you liked it!:)

  36. mynoel says:

    Beautiful words!!!! awesome i love it!!!:yes:

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  38. Captivevet says:

    Good Morning Pam. I am girding myself for another day. I must get up a little earlier for the job I have now, but they have coffee there.:coffee:

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