Maritza Ruiz-Kim

Artist, San Francisco Bay Area

Studio MFA Conclusion : Deadlines and Horizon Lines

External (or even internal!) art deadlines don’t always match what I need or serve my work. I thought I had come to terms with setting my own pace as an artist. I guess not. Well, life’s pace is setting me Read more…


“…Three Blind Mice” by BIlly Collins

(my first favorite poem by Billy Collins, my thoughts following) I Chop Some Parsley While Listening To Art Blakey’s Version Of “Three Blind Mice” And I start wondering how they came to be blind.If it was congenital, they could be Read more…


“Baby Listening” by Billy Collins

(poem by Billy Collins followed by a few of my thoughts) According to the guest information directory, baby listening is a service offered by this seaside hotel. Baby listening–not a baby who happens to be listening as I thought when I Read more…


Sort of Disclaimer

It’s not that I am stepping back away from the poems I’ve written, or that I am somehow wanting to distance myself, no it’s not that. But I feel compelled to write that I am both self-conscious of my work Read more…


“Consumption”

I wrote this when my kids were on their last days of vacation & I was stir crazy. ~mrk Consumption Roar!– you roar and I roar– you gather your small penguin, tiny train conductor, your hot wheels track & kitty Read more…


Lyrics

Selected lyrics from songs listed below… Some day, yeah We’ll walk in the rays of a beautiful sun Pain throws your heart to the ground Love turns the whole thing around No it won’t all go the way it should Read more…


“Presence”

About being pregnant with Zee. Presence Who gave me Life? I don’t mean me here, sitting with functioning humanity, just Being or Doing, Thinking or Knowing. . . I mean this Life that’s hunkered down in me, going from idea Read more…


“Sweet”

Sweet He’s sweet energy rolled into hugs and kisses that rain down on him with fresh life and a love that has always been meant to be, love divine, love maternal, love complete, love paternal, he’s growing up, growing Hope, Read more…


“Give to Me”

Give to Me Take away uncertainty and give me wide open spaces of breathable air– where I see ocean, oceans, and miles of sunlight, and the earth that takes me there. ~Maritza Ruiz-Kim  ©2006 01/31/06 mrk Dju- I wrote this Read more…


“Mornings”

So I wrote this poem today, and it really is mostly about Today with a capital “T”. At least I got a good poem out of it! There are days when I am so stretched as a person, as a Read more…


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