Deep

cave window s

The end appears, a double crossing tide
in empty light that does not shine but burn
as rain like needles pierces deep inside

Along the bleeding walls no place to hide
from chanted words the mind must now unlearn
the end appears, a double crossing tide

Eyes close and claim the tears that might have cried
all motion paralyzed against return
as rain like needles pierces deep inside

no voices call, no soul appears as guide
emotion gathers tight, afraid to yearn
the end appears, a double-crossing tide

a barren river, unrelenting, wide,
unnavigable, cursed through aft and stern
as rain like needles pierces deep inside

the past decays, erased, annulled, denied
impossible to conjure or discern
the end appears, a double crossing tide
as rain like needles pierces deep inside

I did this awhile ago (last spring) for Sue Vincent’s photo prompt, above.  I was reminded of it because I just entered the art in a competition.  I’ve had nothing but rejections for quite awhile but hope springs eternal as they say.  The first photo I did was on the window with light shining through.  The other two were done on black and white grounds.  Each has its own feeling.

cave blk s

I think Nina and I were on blog break at the time, and it also took me a really long time to do the embroidery.  I also worried the poem, revising and re-revising.  (It could use more work.)

cave wht s

The poem is obviously some kind of formal verse, but I didn’t write down what, and I don’t remember…perhaps someone recognizes it?

 

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39 responses to “Deep”

  1. sheldonk2014 says :

    Kefer Congrats
    Very inspiring to hear
    The words are great
    Very tight
    Strong voice,
    Powerful images
    Art work way on point
    As Sheldon Always

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  2. Olga says :

    The stitching really adds to the feeling of depth of the pieces. Love how the light interacts with the darkness. The darkness of your poetry really matches the the art. “Hope springs eternal” is a wonderful saying. ❤

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Sue Vincent says :

    Reblogged this on Sue Vincent's Daily Echo and commented:
    Possibly the latest entry yet for a #writephoto prompt …but too good not to share!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Lynz Real Cooking says :

    Everything is wonderful!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Claudia McGill says :

    Good luck. These are both top drawer work. Rich and full of substance.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Jodi says :

    Oh Kerfe! You so deserve to be chosen! I admire your tenacity! NEVER EVER give up! Your day will come, and all will say – where has she been forever! I will say – SEEEEE!!!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Sharon Mann says :

    How could your exquisite art not be chosen. The materials, texture, the stitching, color choices, all together, have made very exciting artwork!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Evelyn Flint says :

    Lovely rich warm colours, I hope you do well with the competition….

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Jane Sturgeon says :

    I love the feel of the artwork, it’s beautiful and sits well with the strong words. x

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Janice says :

    Powerful art and cascade Kerfe…the ‘double crossing tide’ caught and intrigued me as did the deep reds and needle rain.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. merrildsmith says :

    I love the rhythm and rhyme of the poem. I imagine it told (chanted?) aloud.
    I just saw your remark above that it’s a villanelle. Very impressive!
    I like the depth and color of the art.

    Liked by 1 person

  12. outsideauthority says :

    You have my vote! A very strong piece and fascinating how the background affects it so much

    Liked by 2 people

  13. Jill Kuhn says :

    Wow! Very impressive art, Kerfe! And poetry! I really like the colors in the first one especially. And your stitching must have taken some time… what did you use as your base? Is it cloth? I hope you win!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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