October 2017: Tidings

tidings oct 17 s

quiet shapes hover,
silent shadows cast by youth–
spirits in mirrors

befriend the stage unfolding–
fill the mind’s eye with delight

October’s grid is composed of cut up pieces of two different monoprints.  The tanka uses words from Colleen’s Poetry Challenge and the Secret Keeper–both were thinking of spirits (appropriate to the month of October).

I’ve been considering the accumulations of autumns in a life.

tidings close up s

My particular thoughts for this unfolding day are for those all over the world struggling to cope with daily survival in the wake of disasters both natural and man-made.  May we learn to respond with open hearts and hands.

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30 responses to “October 2017: Tidings”

  1. alongtheinterstice says :

    the autumns experienced, their accumulation in a life – a worthy subject of contemplation. the way that the grid squares play off each other, in particular with the nature of the contemplation, quite stirring.

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  2. Sharon Mann says :

    Each square is a small jewel. Thank you for your comforting words and thoughts today.

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  3. Jodi says :

    Indeed may we remain with an open heart and open mind and open hands

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  4. Colleen Chesebro says :

    Excellent Tanka and thoughts. I love the many autumns of my life… ❤

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  5. merrildsmith says :

    I like the ideas of the many autumns–the silent shadows of youth caught (and held perhaps) in the mirror. Thoughtful poetry reflected by the grids.

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  6. Lynz Real Cooking says :

    beautiful!! yes open hearts and hands

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  7. Claudia McGill says :

    My favorite season. I love the sense of looking inward those squares give me, as if a series of memories.

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  8. Sunshine Jansen says :

    I love the ineffable sources of light; they are, as other have commented, jewel-like, as the spirit must be in such days as these.

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  9. davisbrotherlylove says :

    I love grids as well. One can imagine what lies behind the grid lines (especially the thick ones). Very nice, K!

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  10. Betty Hayes Albright says :

    Thank you for this one today… 🥀

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  11. memadtwo says :

    Very beautiful.


  12. Jill Kuhn says :

    Wonderful grid using your monoprints, Kerfe! Love how each square tells its own story and as a whole – much like life… in wake of all the recent disasters and shootings. ❤️

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  13. Olga says :

    Love the words “befriend the stage unfolding”, Kerfe. A good way to find happiness in the moments and feel gratitude for coming this far. I’m intrigued by the texture of some of your reflections on autumn and wish I could see them close-up. 🙂

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