Tierra Dorada – Golden Land

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Tierra Dorada
(for ieko Catnap the artist)

Golden prim of Creation
out of the gasses and water you rise…
the first idea ..the first word
“Be”
Ancestors, ore’s millenniums,
humans float and fall on bobbing tides of eons

Sculpted by the Dreamer
and we dream within you.

A block, that became a sphere, that came alive…
You left Your brush for some to pick up.
You left the words that poets drink with our creative straws,
sipping nectar from yellow petals,
rising up, morphing from sunny toddlers to the hunched silhouettes
of winter’s dimming light,

fluxing, changing land of all our hopes and tears,
There is no other dream or Dreamer but You.

Karima Hoisan
June 6, 2010
Virtual Art Gallery LINC Island SL

*Footnote: I decided to post this poem of 12 years ago, because someone new
discovered it in a poetry book I had published, virtually in 2010 in Second Life.
The book is called, “Digital Rabbit Hole” and this blog was born from it…way back then.
It also is appropriate as I am finishing building a new virtual world…and like all of them,
It starts with an idea and just one prim, one building block:) Amazing!

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26 Responses to Tierra Dorada – Golden Land

  1. daleinnis says:

    Beautiful! And matches the picture so well. It all comes from the Golden Prim (the P’u, the Uncarved Block, as Taoism has it). Just as you say!

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    • Thank you so much Dale…as a virtual world creator, you know the feeling of having an idea and little by little realizing it. It is the miniature of what we see all around us:) Everything starts with that first block….

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  2. Both painting and poem are excellent!!! Thanks for sharing them!!

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  3. swadharma9 says:

    i had to google the virtual reality meaning of prim to fully enter into this poem🤗it’s a fascinating concept, this basic building block that gives rise to a specific creation🤗reminds me of the seed thought that a meditation can explicate into various insights: the primal building block🙏🏼💥this, in turn, reminds me to be aware of where i allow the mind to roam so that the creations will be harmonious with my central life focus & direction. world-building indeed!🙏🏼🦋🙏🏼
    thank you for this provocative reminder, all from a single word! i love the poem, expressing that single word prim so well. it’s a really good reminder to live our lives as consciously creative as possible❤️🙏🏼❤️

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  4. stolzyblog says:

    I love this sort of painting… where one must immerse oneself in the meaning of yellow.

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  5. calmkate says:

    so beautiful, your art and words fit well!

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  6. marcdbaker says:

    Karima… It is you that is amazing ! Where have you been. I thought you took me off of your list ! You have the heart…of an old soul Karima.
    marc… Your friend in French Polynesia. Thanks for the call out….. I think.

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  7. KK says:

    This is something new for me, Karima! Thank you for introducing prim, the golden prim. One has to immerse oneself in your poem to relish it. Both verses and artwork are awesome. Keep it up, Karima! My best wishes ❤️💐🙏

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    • Ahh thank you Kaushal…Yes the prim is the cube that begins everything in a virtual life..and who knows? Perhaps it was our beginning too:) This painting, made me ponder it all and I am so glad you liked what it inspired:) Take care my find:) 🌹🦋❤️

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  8. Wow, what a beautiful piece about creation. Brilliantly done!!

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  9. Nice poem and painting! Thanks for sharing.

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  10. jonicaggiano says:

    What a delightful education you share with us Karima, I always expect something completely unique to learn when I dare to venture into this virtual world that starts with prim (the cube). I absolutely love the golden yellow color in this piece of artwork, so lovely indeed.

    Your words are so creatively provoking also.

    “You left the words that poets drink with our creative straws,
    sipping nectar from yellow petals,
    rising up, morphing from sunny toddlers to the hunched silhouettes
    of winter’s dimming light,
    fluxing, changing land of all our hopes and tears,

    These lines are exquisitely beautiful Karima. Thank you for sharing the painting, explaining and teaching some of us about prim and your lovely words always. Sending you lots of love and continued prayers for total recovery. Big hugs sweetie, Joni ❤️

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