“Swift As the Wind”Original Poemby Laguna Beach Artist Judith HaronSwift as the WindYet adorns a flowerlike a jewel.In nature, it searchesfor a moment of nectar.A breathless huethat elevates the soul.Oh, to see one moreburst into the daylight.
“Swift as the Wind,” is a original Illuminated Manuscript and poem created by Laguna Beach California conservation artist Judith Haron. It features seven of the most endangered hummingbirds of the Amazon Rainforest in concert with three endangered butterfly species.
The artwork and poem of the same name I have expressed the color of the Amazon indigenous tribes cultural and spiritual connection to the hummingbird ! There is a story in Amazon culture of how two hummingbirds were the first married couple on Earth and we’re blessed with colorful feathers by other birds as a wedding gift!
The sun is a spiritual symbol of creation and bringing forth the gifts of Mother Earth with a wish to preserve them!
Endangered Amazon Hummingbirds:
Pink Throated Brilliant
Ruby Throated Brilliant
Endangered Rainforest Butterflies
Passion Flower with Fruit
Parrot Beak Heliconia
Tropical Honey Suckle