I’m the bear that wears the bee coat

Each bee was a star

From the beginning of nights flow

My relatives follow me

Out of the ancient stone carving

We will dance with those

That know who they are.


If you want to be a spirit dancer

Dream everyday

And do your work at night

While sleeping in the cave

Of your skull

With your curving blade of thought

Harvest the heart


Beneath pendulum shadows

Breathe starlight fragments

Of your many soul wanderings

Exhale the blood map drift

Blue rivers between clouds


Wake up the grieving body

To the place of becoming

Reach the stone hearts ridge

Light a snow ringed fire

With flint and steel

Burning copal and sage

Chia seed and the old hornets nest


Through hanging bone and feather

We weep prayers into the earth

Smoke filled tree of life

With one branch down

So you’d raise your thoughts in the air

With human antlers uniting

The four quarters of the world


Winged hands raising energy

Clapping down echo’s in the valley

Petition and praise petition and praise

Bears bees and human antlered ones dance

In the quickening stillness of this poem

We release our dried sticks

That connected us to the shadows of others


Suspended like starfish in the dream world

Slowly spiraling to the center

We go our way together now

A new tribe in the fires of energy grids

Vast pilgrimage through the eyes

Of the ancestors who help keep this world together.



Brian Brogan is a rogue artist, a visionary that paints with energy. His pieces are primal, shamanistic; showing human’s indigenous spirituality and equality. Brian constantly pushes color and texture. He works in a variety of mediums including paste, stucco, polymer and acrylics. Brian’s work is universal and crosses socioeconomic and cultural boundaries. His intentions are to simply honor the human spirit. He accomplishes this with a stunningly unique style and palette. You can connect with Brian on facebook, and/or visit his websites: www.thepaintedstory.com or www.shaman-art-fengshui.blogspot.com