Shadows #5 and #22

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5
Angels are
not shadows.  Angels
are vessels,
complex fire
of holy return–lucent
keepers of to be.

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22
Dream shadows
into matter.  Breathe
awe into
emptiness,
growing large.  Embrace each cell,
illuminated.

Man caught in the light at the end of the tunnel

My response to Sue Vincent’s photo prompt, above.  I have been working on a series of shadow-themed shadorma poems (a form I really like and use a lot), and many of them would have served Sue’s photo well.  They are still all in process, but these two may be closer to complete than most.

And in another bit of WordPress crosscurrenting, read Jennifer Knoblock’s wonderful poem “contemplation 9: you stumble”, posted yesterday.

I photographed my stitched paper/collage taped on the window, so the light would shine through the holes I made in the spiral.  Below, how it looks without the sun behind it.

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“Both light and shadow are the dance of love.”
–Rumi

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30 responses to “Shadows #5 and #22”

  1. sheldonk2014 says :

    Words are not adequate to what you got going on here
    Simply beautiful
    As Sheldon Always

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  2. deuxiemepeau says :

    ‘Breathe awe into emptiness’- this is beautiful

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Sue Vincent says :

    The poems and artwork both complement the Rumi quote so well… perfect, Kerfe!.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Jennifer G. Knoblock says :

    These have so much positive energy…and the stitching, love of course. These lines spoke to me, especially: “keepers of to be” and “Breathe/awe into/ emptiness,/growing large.”
    Thanks for the shout. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  5. davekingsbury says :

    A sense of vortex here, mystical touch that suits your words.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Jodi says :

    Wow! this is absolutely beautiful Kerfe!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Transit Address says :

    Great as always
    you never forget to impress

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Jane Dougherty says :

    If there are angels, that’s exactly what they must be like. Awesome! And I use that word in its literal sense!

    Liked by 2 people

  9. merrildsmith says :

    I’ve been so busy with work that I missed this–but what a pleasant surprise. Gorgeous–art and words!

    Liked by 1 person

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