May 15, 2017
I wrote this poem for my phenomenal mother.
ON MOTHER’S DAYIf my mother was a heart
she’d be curvy and full
and soft ‘round the edges
She would be oozing love
(sometimes a little too much)
and she’d smell of earth & roses
She’d be the deep red of knowing:
passion, love, loss, pain,
the interconnectedness of all things
She’d have cuts and scars and nicks
(perhaps that’s why she oozes so)
And she’d have healed, time & time again
She’d beat in time to the Universe
ba-dum, ba-dum, ba-dum, ba-dum,Steady and loud and unafraid.
© 2017. Angelle Conant. All Rights Reserved.
February 24, 2017
Well, she’s finally done. The
L’Amour Art Car is complete!
C’est fini! (Translation: It’s finished!)
There is a reason it’s been a while since my last
Love Series post – this baby took me a month and a half to complete and was a serious undertaking. Now she gets her very own Love Series post.
The L’Amour art car is fully electric and covered in over 250 (!) quotes, lyrics, and poems all about love. Here’s just a little taste:
Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that. -Martin Luther King Jr
We accept the love we think we deserve.- Stephen Chbosky,
The Perks of Being A Wallflower
“I love you.”
“I know.” – Leia & Han, Star Wars
There are moments that cry out to be fulfilled.
Like, telling someone you love them. – Mary Oliver, Moments
At last my love has come along
My lonely days are over and life is like a song. – Etta James, At Last
For a full list of all quotes included on the car and more pictures and information, visit the
L’Amour Art Car page which can be found HERE.
This car is my daily driver, so if you’re ever driving around Houston, be on the lookout – you might just spot me driving my kiddo around and jamming to some love songs! 🙂
[UPDATE: I just got word that I’ve been accepted to be in the
30th Annual Houston Art Car Parade! 🙂 It’s April 8th at 2pm – Hope to see you there!]
December 1, 2016
AN ELECTION RESPONSE
I sit here
in my room
Calling on Ghandi
and Mr. King.
I send out light
I see the fear
& I feel the sadness.
far in the distance,
I see a twinkle.
draws me in.
I pull it closer
& it begins to expand.
The light is brightening
& growing larger
& even larger yet.
It is nearly full –
reaching its full capacity.
into billions of dots of light.
It envelops me.
It holds me.
It comforts me
& strengthens me.
It is hope.
It is joy.
It is love.
It was here all along.
I just had to look for it.
Original sketch. Marker.
© 2016. Angelle Conant. All Rights Reserved.
March 21, 2016
Happy World Poetry Day! Below is a poem I wrote when I was pregnant with my daughter and sleepy ALL THE TIME. I’m thinking about including it in my upcoming book of pregnancy poems – what do you think? Enjoy!
I WANT YOU
I want you.
I want you now.
I need you.
I need you now.
Why can’t we be together now?
All I think about is you.
All I want is you.
All I want to think about is you.
All I can think about is you.
You are a need, a drug.
I cannot live without you.
Why can’t we be together now?
These are my obstacles.
They cannot be overcome.
Not until I am at home
And I lay down on my silk pillow
Surrounded by a mountain of fluff
And we can be together again.
We will be together again, soon.
I am coming soon, my Sleep.
© 2016 Angelle Conant. All Rights Reserved.