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Poetry and Art Part III

Part III of the marriage between poetry and art, continuing the exploration of the amazing work of Catherine E. Case, here accompanied by selections from my upcoming book, Returning – a woman’s midlife journey to herself.

Self Portrait, by Catherine E. Case
Self Portrait, by Catherine E. Case

The voice of self-loathing chants:
Never Enough
Never Good Enough
Something Wrong with Me
It is surely my fault
Leaving behind a black, oozing, cavernous pit of want.
The oozing, dripping, eight-armed beast arises.
Love me
Desire me
Want me
Know me
Worship me
Praise me
Adore me
Longing to fill the void
Sighing, It’s not enough
And judging this too as wrong.

Catherine E. CaseCatherine Case holds an MFA, an MA and a BFA, with an emphasis in graphic design, drawing and illustration. In addition to the aforementioned, she has at multiple locations throughout the United States, served as Academic Department Chair, Exhibition Judge, Gallery Director, Guest Artist and Guest Speaker. A Professor of fine and graphic arts for over two decades, and Business Owner in the field of design for over thirty years, her awards, grants and publications are numerous.  Catherine exhibits her continuously evolving fine art in solo, group and juried exhibitions, in addition to having solid gallery representation.  Catherine can be reached at


I am a trained, professional Spiritual Director, Author and Hands-on Healer. I offer services, programs and classes that empower you to hear the voice of the Divine that speaks from within you. It is the voice of the Divine that leads us to our highest truth, to the discovery and cultivation of our gifts and to a life of Authentic Freedom where we know contentment, compassion and joy. Your truth will set you free!