insomnia s

insomnia magnetic

the whispering
of time–the shadow
of a still
wind raw with
dreams—is this sleepless song the
language we deserve?

insomnia close up s

I haven’t been sleeping well, but I didn’t set out to write about it.  As usual the Magnetic Oracle knows what’s on my mind.

The monoprint is twice removed–done first on corrugated cardboard and then printed on paper a few times in different positions from the cardboard print (I used a lot of paint for the original), changing the paper orientation.  I could embroider it too to give it some more texture.  Another project for the list…

I began with Miz Quickly’s prompt word “deserve”.  My response isn’t exactly following her instructions–as my mother often said, so what else is new.

 But it did get me thinking about what we deserve.  What DO we deserve?  Do we “deserve” anything?  It’s a provocative question.


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25 responses to “Insomnia”

  1. Victo Dolore says :

    I marvel at how you weave words with images into something quite profound. 🙂

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  2. merrildsmith says :

    Sorry that you’re not sleeping well, but what a wonderful poem and print. What we deserve? Something to think about. The whispering of time, shadows, and dreams? Well, you know I love that! Your art reminds me of Japanese print–I see a landscape of mountains and valleys and mist. 🙂

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  3. Lynz Real Cooking says :

    Such unique art work, the words are weaving and profound, I agree with victo

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  4. Jodi says :

    Oh how this piece of art visually represents insomnia!!!? Something I’ve been dealing with a bit this week. Extraordinary!!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Charlie O'Shields says :

    This is fantastic!! I’ve had a bit of insomnia too lately and this really resonates. Really love the line “still wind raw with dreams” Wonderfully communicated word and imagery!! 😍

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  6. whimsygizmo says :

    This is just gorgeous. LOVE:
    t”he shadow
    of a still
    wind raw with


  7. Jill Kuhn says :

    Good question, “What do we deserve?” I like your print and your thoughts – insomnia is no fun. Been there many times myself. Lately, I feel like I sleep too much but maybe my body is still healing… I hope you are sleeping better now. 💙

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  8. luthienthegreen says :

    It’s beautiful. I like the way the separate words are arranged and the different gaps.
    I did a post on insomnia too recently. It’s on if you’re interested.

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