“The Length of My Scars” by Paula Lietz

euphoria, your surreal mania beyond enchantment

sip of your essence and the reins fell from my hands

whetting senses thought dormant

I’ve noticed there is no path, entwining enchantment

amid cautious thoughts that nurture the ardor waiting ~

unfolding like fractals in mutual esteem

shine with me your  wisdom as I  stumble a bit cry a bit

laugh at errors and wonders accepting the journey

where not knowing is the essence of being

pivotal twist of the stem, another realm

a quantum surrender of unknown quantities

losing myself deeply, immersed in this variable

yes exploring the unknowns

I seek my reply by leaning into self-growth

listening to it whisper, it’s here within

rejoice the day my passion intense will

scream the length of my scars

Artwork & Poem by

Paula Lietz ®

© 2012


  1. lkthayer · February 7, 2012

    Exquisite artistry & poetry, I am so happy to squeeze your work here, thank you for sharing & welcome to The Juice Bar Paula! 🙂

    • paula · February 7, 2012

      Thank you ever so much, the honour and pleasure is all mine

  2. Apryl Skies · February 7, 2012

    Congrats Paula, Always a pleasure to read your work and look forward to both of you in the upcoming Anthology In The Company of Women! 🙂

  3. paula · February 7, 2012

    Apryl, The Company of Women has proven to be more than a great book title. What joy it will be to have the book in my hands. You, Alicia, Ikthayer all are proof of the fine company I keep and it
    is ever so grand.

  4. Carl Wilson · February 7, 2012

    Amazingly evocative and provocative, Paula. Experiencing your art is more than enjoyment – we become part of your art, as we are changed, too. Thank you.

    • paula · February 7, 2012

      Carl – thank you for the kind words of my art / writing
      I really do not know what I would of done without it these past few years

      • Carl Wilson · February 7, 2012

        Hard to choose a word sometimes, but I think of writing as art, also. I think there can be art (or magic, or wonder, or …) in a great many people, but the sad truth is it can dry up if not used. I love it when an artist calls to others’ hearts, souls, and spirits and opens up their vistas.

  5. paula · February 7, 2012

    thank you to those bloggers : ) that have liked this poem/ image

    sincerely pd lietz ( facebook name )

  6. Lisa Brandel · February 7, 2012

    Amazing works…you never stop blowing me away with the spirit of your work. Seriously, Paula, you are a treasure.

    • paula · February 7, 2012

      my teachers – are my peers – as you are LIsa
      each day you, they – share a bit more of which I admire.
      Thank you so much

  7. Wrexie · February 19, 2012

    Extraordinary, Paula.

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