Saturday, May 31, 2014


FERAL HEART   acrylic on canvas by Candace Knapp
22  inches  by  18  inches


the tiny feet of the insects
leave delicate footprints upon the earth
and they know what I know
we are walking on the body of our mother

when the owl looks up at the night sky
and knows the stars are looking back at her
I know it too

When the wind speaks through the leaves
and rattles the bamboo
I hear what all creatures hear
We know a storm is coming

but even the storm is one of us
we have one big feral heart
brave and united

Friday, February 7, 2014


wood sculpture by Candace Knapp
7 by 7 by 6 inches


An accommodation must be made
someone must make room

a silent place opens
a container is provided
a basket
a cage
an opportunity
an embrace

There is a clear space in the mind
where ideas form

Wait for it

Sunday, January 12, 2014


MOONLIGHT RIDE  wood sculpture by Candace Knapp
39 inches x 19 inches x 15 inches    Photo Bjorn Andren


I have a beautiful flower
ripe with perfume
quiet and alone
in the forest deep.

So tonight
I will pull up my roots
and begin my moonlight ride
How delicious I am!
How subtle and sweet!
I will sprinkle my scent in the evening air
I shall gallop across the meadow
careen down hills
prance through the city
meander in great circles around the park.

I know I cannot survive
without my roots in the earth
but I have the traveling fever
and I want to find you.
Can you see me yet?
Do you know I am near?
I would do anything to make you smile.