Mindless are we~
Blind-stepping into the
Damp of cosmic moss beneath
Our feet~ This nighting is how we
Are threaded amongst the stars to
Sing with constellations…How
Mindless are we~ That we
Have become unnoticeable even unto ourselves~ Our
Watermarked passages appear only between the
Pages~ Here, solitude is the flowering of
Stillness making love to silence~
Bearing no definition or
Only by senses
To find perfection within the
Abstraction~ A call to consciousness
Lest we be stillborn into a galaxy of closed
Eyes~ The nature of our divinity is revealed
By subliminal soul-utterance~ A soundless
Vibrato of bodily music where the notions
Such as coming and going become
~One motion in the same~
Leila A. Fortier is a poet, artist, and photographer currently residing on the remote island of Okinawa Japan. Her unique visual poetry is the specially crafted formation of abstract designs, often accompanied by her own multi-medium forms of art, photography, and spoken performance. Much of her work has been translated into French, Italian, Spanish, Arabic, German, Hindi and Japanese in a rapidly growing project to raise global unity and understanding through the cultural diversity of poetry and literature.
Her work in all its mediums has been published in a vast array of literary magazines, journals, and reviews both in print and online. In 2007’ she initiated the anthology A World of Love: Voices for Carmen as a benefit against domestic violence and in 2010 composed a photo book entitled Pappankalan, India: Through the Eyes of Children to benefit the education of impoverished Indian children. She is also the author of Metanoia’s Revelation through iUniverse.
A complete listing of her published works can be found at: www.leilafortier.com.