Zayra Yves | Lanterns

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by Zayra Yves

Lanterns is sensual, spiritual and lyrical. It is a journey of sacred love as it weaves a tale of sorrow thru transformation. Several of the poems share the love story of Mary Magdalene and Jesus.
Genre: World: Gypsy
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Lanterns
0:12 album only
2. Into My Universe of Solitude (Feat. Kevin Barnard)
1:35 album only
3. Fire From Your Soul
1:02 album only
4. Two Poets On the Beat (Feat. Kevin Barnard)
1:28 album only
5. A Day Without the Sun
0:21 album only
6. Series of Sacred Lights (Feat. Kevin Barnard)
2:30 album only
7. Stars That Speak
0:54 album only
8. Illuminated From the Bones (Feat. Kevin Barnard)
3:08 album only
9. Body of Water
0:33 album only
10. Beautiful Love, That's You (Feat. Kevin Barnard)
1:44 album only
11. When You Lower Yiour Eyes
0:34 album only
12. Just Call Me Sweetheart (Feat. Kevin Barnard)
2:26 album only
13. Remains
0:09 album only
14. Intricate Falling (Feat. Kevin Barnard)
1:16 album only
15. 36 Hours With You
0:34 album only
16. The Dance of You and I (Feat. Kevin Barnard)
2:03 album only
17. We Share the Same Rain
0:45 album only
18. Almost Too Much Love to Believe (Feat. Kevin Barnard)
3:14 album only
19. In the House of Eternity
1:05 album only
20. Leaving You Unpainted (Feat. Kevin Barnard)
1:35 album only
21. In the House of Whale Bones
0:47 album only
22. Our Lady of Sorrows (Feat. Kevin Barnard)
1:01 album only
23. A Heart Soliquily
1:19 album only
24. Talk of Peaches (Feat. Kevin Barnard)
1:23 album only
25. The Arrival
0:52 album only
26. I Am Open As the Universe (Feat. Kevin Barnard)
1:29 album only
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Album Notes
Zayra's creative writing is published in numerous print journals, anthologies, on-line e-zines and magazines: The Zimbabwe Situation, Panhandler Quarterly, Voices for Africa, Eyes of the Poet, Kreativ, Reflections IIT Madras (India), Edge Life Magazine, Poetry Life & Times, Astropoetica, Alehouse Press, 34th Parallel, Feeling is First, Memoir (and), Aquillrelle and The Enchanting Verses International Journal.

She has appeared as a featured artist and/or guest speaker at: New Sun Celebration; CIIS California Institute of Integral Studies; on Ken Wilber's Integral Naked (2006 & 2007);OneMindVillage; West Marin Community Radio; SW Radio Africa; North Western University Chicago; Zimvibes; Coolfire (UK); Women's Radio Network; Perfectly Said; Mazungue Studio One; TWiN (UK); Genpo Roshi and Bill Harris' Big Heart Big Mind seminiar in LA; UltraFeel TV; UniVerse of Poetry; BlogTalk Radio and the Awareness Network.

Awards include:

Zayra Yves is the winning poet from the "An African Legend: White Lions and Leopards" contest. She joined the conservation team at Tsau where the White Lions live in Timbavati, South Africa, as her prize, plus publication in the book.

Her short story "Exit Ashes, Exit Blues, Exit This Life" won an honorable mention in Francis Ford Coppola's Zoetrope All Story contest.

Zayra's fine art collection has appeared from 1998 to present at the following California locations: Dore Dore Gallery, San Mateo; Somar Gallery, San Francisco; UC Berkeley, San Francisco Campus; Body Harmony, San Francisco; Dana Street Cafe, Mountain View; Cafe Libro, Mountain View; Maitri Art Show & Auction, Embarcadero Center; Cad's Coffee Shop, Los Osos; One World Cafe, San Francisco; The Hive Gallery, Los Angeles; The Artist's Alley, San Francisco.

She has three audio collections:

1.) Crowned Compassion
2.) Sleep in the Sea Tonight with Me
3.) Retrograde Motion
4.) Lanterns

In addition, she is the author of four books:

1.) Empty as Nirvana
2.) Ordinary Substance
3.) Color Me Pomegranate
4.) Leaving You Unpainted



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Tavius Dyer

Sensually Spiritual
Truth and love and lust raw and unreal; her voice will make your loins ache! The first time I heard Zayra Yves I bit in to my lip and took from myself pleasure. The erotic and meditative spirit quest of goddess and naked woman wounded by the world yet all the more beautiful for it is the depth of her love that opens her to the mellifluous language of her heart and soul offered as sacrifice for the reader's journey into the world of the ethereal as real. Life as miracle manifest, shadows and light in sacred dance. You will obsess. You will want more out of life. The yearning you are will flourish while Zayra Yves shares intimate yet universal moments where reader and writer are one.