A Street Poet’s 19th Amendment Centennial

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2020 A Street Poet’s 19th Amendment Centennial
The first year I voted for a president, women had only had the right to vote nationally for a little over fifty years. I knew grandmothers who remembered NOT BEING ALLOWED TO VOTE. Does your grandmother remember; do you?
Now is the time to honor those women who struggled and fought for US to have the right to vote. Listen to this street poet: your vote matters, your voice matters, YOU MATTER! Now at the Centennial of the 19th Amendment, celebrate your right to vote, right now!
VOTE- for candidates who respect and defend women’s rights
VOTE- for candidates who honor the diversity of all the people that make our nation strong.
VOTE- for candidates who believe in SCIENCE.
VOTE- for candidates who will tell you the TRUTH.
This street poet has been voting for over fifty years. My vote matters each and every time; even when I don’t win, I never give up because my voice is counted, every time I cast my ballot.
In 2020, this street poet will be voting for you: for your future, for your education, for your children and grandchildren. I’m voting for nature and human rights and animal welfare.
VOTE- for candidates who CARE about ALL human beings regardless of race, creed or color.
VOTE- for candidates who know that this planet is our home and that they must protect the environment.
VOTE- As if this country depends on YOU.
VOTE- As if YOUR future depends on it.
VOTE- As if YOUR LIFE depends on it; because it does, right here right NOW.
Tell everyone you know to vote-in EVERY ELECTION. Now is the time to STAND UP and BE COUNTED and NEVER GIVE UP!
Lisa Noble Burien, WA Street Poet: This poem: “2020 A STREET Poet’s 19th Amendment Centennial” has an open copyright. You may reprint and distribute this as desired. The purpose of this piece is to get the word out to encourage everyone to register to vote and participate in all elections. Write your own version of this story and spread the word.

The CharMan Chronicles: The Phantom Alchemist

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The CharMan Chronicles: The Phantom Alchemist

Here is the beautiful new cover of my CharMan Chronicles. You might notice that I also changed the sub-title to the “Phantom Alchemist” Kree Arvanitas of Rebel Dog Fine Art Studios did all the gorgeous graphic design work for my new cover and it looks amazing, don’t you agree?

Girl Power

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I created this image: “Girl Power” to illustrate my Face Book Christmas Newsletter. When I showed it to my Husband Lindsey he said, “Is it Super Heroes?” Yes! In a way it is. Girl Power is my vision of women and girls empowered by education and equal rights to earn a living. “Girl Power” illustrates women and girls who reach for the stars to follow their dreams. I love this image so much that it will become an illustration in the second book in the Char Man Chronicles series: “The Char Man Chronicles: A Temple of Words”

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Artemis Bee Labyrinth/Goddess: the Divine Feminine at Gargoyles Statuary

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Artemis

 

Into the forest go I

A wild thing at night

I am a seed- a fireweed sprout

I am a she-bear; kindred spirit

Deep in the forest She waits

Shining in the torches- the candles- the stars

Eyes of Artemis

Twilight mirrors shining with truth

My home is in the wild forest

Cedar Madrone sea-mist and bramble

My heart is wild in the tame day-to-day

My soul is free- tending the bees

Nootka rose and blackberry-wild honey and fern

Into the forest go I

Into the forest

Shining…

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This labyrinth poem written in runes made her debut at this year’s ASWM Symposium. I was a guest speaker and part of the We’Moon Artists Panel.  Artemis Bee Labyrinth will be on display at Gargoyles Statuary for their Summer Solstice :”Goddess, the Divine Feminine” group exhibition.

Lisa Noble

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Lakshmi Manifesting/Artist Statement: Goddess the Divine Feminine, Summer Solstice group Goddess art show at Gargoyles

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Lakshmi Manifesting

 

For three thousand years

Millions of people sing

Om Lakshmi Om

Everyday

And She listens

Responds

Manifests

Sandal wood incense and pink

 Lotus offering

I can see her sailing across the Ganges

Gold coins flowing

From hennaed hands

Om shreem Lakshmi

I touch Her feet

With saffron

Adoration

Love

Om Shreem- Maha Lakshmi  yei

Namaha

In my mystic vision

Of Lakshmi manifesting abundance

I know that anything is possible

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Artist Statement

Goddess Art is my journey to be one with the Goddess within.  These poetry pieces are explorations of my experiences of healing, participation, and devotional connection with the Feminine Divine. My Labyrinth Art made its debut at this year’s ASWM (Association for the Study of Women in Mythology); where I was a part of the We’ Moon Artist’s Panel.  To read the text one walks the labyrinth with the eyes (Artemis Bee Labyrinth is written in runes).   Labyrinths are a recent discovery for me and I find them to be a perfect vessel for meditation. Once I learned how to draw labyrinths I became very excited about using them to create my Poetry Art!  “Lakshmi Manifesting” makes Her debut at Gargoyles Statuary and She is delighted to be here to meet you.

 

Lisa Noble is a regular contributor to We’Moon Publications; her writing and Goddess art work has also appeared in Sage Woman Magazine, the Beltane Papers, the Sound of the Caer Bards of Pugenta, Voices of Choice Magazine and 33 Angel Times.  Lisa’s Goddess Art has been displayed at:  Gargoyles Statuary, Art Not Terminal, Stargazers, Travelers and Women of Wisdom’s Goddess Market, to name a few.

 

 

 

Lisa Noble

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Panacea: The Goddess Within: Goddess the Divine Feminine

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Friday June 19 I will be part of a group exhibition at Gargoyles Statuary in the U-District Goddess: the Divine Feminine; A Summer Solstice exhibition of Goddess art.

 Blue Fire GirlPanacea:  The Goddess Within

 

Within me I hold close a light

A power that can never diminish

 

I walk in beauty through an inferno

Fire in my hair- fire in my veins

In the cool breath of present

My path is in the now

 

The moon on the water

Dances and glimmers

Yet I am as the moon

A constant light in the dark unknown

To wax to wane- I change

I am altered yet I am whole

Dark moon cycle reborn to the light

 

From the source to my mother to me and beyond

We pass on a light that can never diminish

The center of creation

In the art of living

 

I am only me- I am the universe

I am reborn in the moment

Of the constant light of the changing moon

 

 

Lisa Noble

 

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Calling in Sick on a Friday When it isn’t Raining

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Calling in Sick on a Friday when it’s not Raining

 

 

Real change lady shares her corner in front of the Sanitary Market

With me and my hat

Today I’m painting henna paisleys by donation

 

“In this months issue”, chants the real change lady,

“I’m one of the poets- buy a copy only a dollar”

 

We share spanokopita and a chai

My stuff and voice sprawling into her territory

Illustrated vegan cookie recipes

Hand made cards with cat faces and sequins

 

“Summer time and the livin’ is easy”

Ahh! Just like Janis

Elsewhere my files pile and the phone rings like a hungry baby

 

Escape market security move-alongs

Do I have a permit and report my quarters to the IRS

Don’t they know that I’m almost in high demand?

 

Piroski lunches and lattes to go- hey you hang up and listen

Buy a paper, support the arts, and sing along

 

I put out more product: self-published manifestos

Lavender scented jewelry- origami cat toys with dangly ribbon bits

 

Real change lady drops a handful of coins in my hat

As I read one her poems out loud

Voice cracking this stolen sunny Friday

I better dance when I sing “Fever”

People seem to like that

 

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pen and ink drawing by Lisa Noble

“My Own Personal Animal Kingdom” first published in “Longing for Bohemia” by Lisa Noble

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My own Personal Animal Kingdom

 

 

 

Trapped between a rock and a hard spot

I did what any self-respecting jackrabbit would do

I began to jump up and down as high as I could: up and down in one spot

The disoriented raptor plummeted towards me but missed the mark

Disorient and deflect

Rabbit wisdom; I like to eat like a rabbit

Rabbit serenity; the Zen of twilight at Discovery Park

The trick is to also know the way of the cat

She who knows when to run, when to turn and stand her ground or roll on her back and eviscerate

Sometimes jump up and down (rabbits do very well at job interviews by the way and taking tests with essay questions.

Cats do not tolerate interviews or 9-5 anything.

Although crow like in my shopping habits especially in metaphysical bead shops,

I’ve been know to salamander around Belltown craving chocolate and

Squinting at poetry that I’ve written on post-its

with a blunt Ticonderoga

Until my amphibian disdain for dank weather renders me so sluggish that I drag myself into the nearest fire with hopes of reanimation and mocha.

My inner cat however continues to stalk me

She and I are one; I become the midnight invisibility of my desires.

Running off to join the circus; it’s Saturday night and the big top is full

I am a composed study of flame colored spandex and sequenced georgette

My eyes are orange and I do not have velvet paws

Ladies and gentlemen introducing Sylvia Mahlkinfire

The only flying trapeze-contortionist-magician in the universe!

I work a hundred feet in the air with a flaming net below

You won’t see me jump up and down in one place

I am the dark side of the moon, don’t make me angry Mars is in retrograde

And

I’ve been dancing with the cobras since the equinox

Oh man, can I spit far

I purr as I fly tooth and claw over head

You may throw large bills at my feet

And if you must throw Damascus rose petals make sure that they are red

Silence!

I levitate upon a pearlescent sphere to the sunlit side of a total eclipse.

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Day dreaming about being one with my inner cat.

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Sigh…what would be like to run off to Bohemia and join the circus?

 

Lisa Noble: We’MoonArtist

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This April I had the opportunity to represent We’Moon Publications at the 2015 ASWM Symposium with a panel of two other women artists and make a PowerPoint presentation based on my art work.

Here is an excerpt of my speech:          Reach for the stars midnight copy

“As a We’Moon artist and writer, I’ve had the opportunity to share my personal mythology with other women around the world.

Like Rose teaching Frankie she is like-able,  We’Moon has been a great literary friend to me and has made me feel like my art and stories have made a difference in people’s lives. We’Moon publications empower women to put their visions out in the world for all to see.

As We’Moon artists and writers we walk the labyrinth of our own mythology, and share our light with the world. Now that’s real magic!”

Crayon Comix: by Lisa Noble will be on display for the first time at Fantagraphics Bookstore Saturday November 8 at the Georgetown Art Attack.

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Here you see one of my first comic strips: Crayon Comix. I created this when I was going to Cosmetology School in the early 1980’s .  Most of the other comics I made were given away as gifts and made specifically for the recipient. One example was the saga of how our Friend Little Dave, became “MACHO DAVE” , crayon ComixI had been writing and illustrating poetry and short stories since high school and so as well as comics, I began to make calendars to give as Christmas Gifts. Each one had a different theme:  “The Fairies Did it”  was my first calendar, “Crayon Comix” made it into calendar form, “Year of the Dragon”  “Rosebuds and Moonbeams” etc.

On view for the first time: MINI Prints: illustrations from the Charman Chronicles”  See these, my Crayon Comix, the Scary  Monster Rock and more at Fantagraphics Bookstore. Nov 8 Saturday from 6-9mini midnight 4x