sculpture: vessel for the holy spirit

finally!  it’s been a long winter for me but i took the “opportunity” to finish this sculpture – just in time for pentecost.  This is made of copper wire and steel and is about 11.5″ square by 3′ tall.   I’m really happy about this piece…i had the idea in mind for a long time but couldn’t decide how to start the copper knitting.  once i got started, it came together just as i’d imagined.  hope you like it.  come visit to see it (and others) in person!


sculpture: vessel for the holy spirit (top view)

sculpture: vessel for the holy spirit (top view)


sculpture: vessel for the holy spirit (front view)

sculpture: vessel for the holy spirit (front view)

Tsunami City

Tsunami City

Storm waves are

Crashing up off the harbor

onto the balcony.

As close as I dare, I step

to the edge to look –

A ship that size has never been so close and

I’ve never seen this water look so

Deep and deeply blue.

My keys are in my hand, and a bag, some papers, a photo,

but I can’t grab everything fast enough –

Surf is rolling in and the harbor’s now the sea –

And it’s all getting ruined.

Time to move. Time to run.

-Kathleen C Cooper,  November 2, 2013

When I dream of being other people

When I dream of being other people

When I am other people in my dreams

It’s usually ominous, augural

Like the time I dreamt I couldn’t walk and found out

The next day that she

Got a diagnosis of ms –

multiple sclerosis – parading, coursing over her nerves and muscles.

A terrifying dream of getting beat up, or threatened,

Was remembered the next afternoon during a telephone chat

While he

waited for a bus

And he started yelling and cursing – warning someone to ‘back off, man!’

My heart was stopped, and panicking

I begged him to get away-

To call for the police.

Or the time

I dreamt of my teeth

Becoming like wood

Peeling and starting to crack like old shutters or window frames

At an old beach cottage

I looked it up in a dream dictionary

And learned that some Hispanic peoples

Consider problematic teeth dreams to indicate

That a loved one is not well

And then that day she


And gashed her head – her ancient and solid head full of nearly all its teeth –

The concussion was making her vomit.

That’s why I was startled when I saw you today.

Kathleen C Cooper    October 8, 2013



I ran into my day today

Out of bed on two feet and down the steps to sugary cereal and hours of tv cartoons

I ran into my day today

Quickly to bus stop grabbing at my things and hoping it was all there

I ran into my day today

Across the room to silence the offending alarm after a long long night of books and beer

I ran into my day today

Unwillingly pulled from a dream by my beautiful crying baby

I ran into my day today

Into a daily routine of loving and watching

coaxing urging praising feeding nagging supplying

I ran into my day today

And there was nothing there

I ran into my day today

One foot in front of the other watching the bricks and pavement go by

I ran into my day today

Nov 20 2009