What Grows Here? (part 2)

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“Do you not hear me calling, white deer with no horns?”
–Yeats

Crown falls with
angels and stars, laughs,
becomes seeds–
now singing,
calling to earth’s children—Come!
Touch the sacred skies!

When I saw the quote from Day Sixteen of Jane Dougherty’s Month with Yeats, I was immediately reminded of a collage I had done for one of her poetry challenges from 2016.  I know the collage well because it is one of my favorites from all the work I’ve done.  I decided to do a poem and some artwork and then look back at the challenge and the poem I had written in response originally.

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Interestingly, the original challenge from Jane consisted of the shadorma form, and that’s what I wrote today, as I’m participating in On the Interstice’s Shadorma November.  And it’s eerily similar to the poem I wrote today as well, and also works equally well with the Yeats quote.

What grows here?
the mystery of
opposites
combining
cells dividing reaching toward
the sky’s endless crown

I’m not going to speculate on the implications of it all…

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Here’s the original post, and a link also to Jane’s Poetry Challenge #17.

Also linking to dVerse open link night.

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37 responses to “What Grows Here? (part 2)”

  1. alongtheinterstice says :

    the implications will only lead to the Mystery

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  2. thotpurge says :

    cells dividing reaching toward
    the sky’s endless crown… this is lovely. Didn’t know about Shadorma November… will check it out! Thanks.

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  3. Frank Hubeny says :

    I liked the call to “Touch the sacred skies!”

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  4. Jane Dougherty says :

    Lots of coincidences here, or perhaps just threads in the big tapestry. Lovely anyway. I think I like this new poem even better than the first one, and I love the painting, like the world.

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  5. erbiage says :

    ah yes the sacred skies!

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  6. Jodi says :

    Wow! Blown away again.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. merrildsmith says :

    I love all of this–and went back to read/see the original post. I love the cosmic connections, the mysteries–crowns on heads, crowns in the sky!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Bryan Ens says :

    A lovely and inviting poem!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Sharon Mann says :

    When I opened your post I smiled and Awwwwed! Glorious words and art. Last night I watched a program on PBS about space travel. Our universe is so mind boggling!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Björn Rudberg (brudberg) says :

    I love the magic of the collage together with the words.

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  11. Jill Kuhn says :

    Your paintings and collages are always so intriguing to me, Kerfe! I wonder do they take you a lot of time or do they come together without much effort? Do you start with a poem first? Just curious. Thanks, Jill

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    • memadtwo says :

      Good question…sometimes one, sometimes the other. I work from a lot of prompts, which often have photos or quotes to get me going. Sometimes I have a definite idea, but often I start doing one thing and end up somewhere else. This painting was easy, although it’s not exactly what I had in mind when I started. The collage took a lot of time–with collages often much of the time is spent looking though my image bins and pulling things out to try. With poetry, I start with some general words and ideas and it evolves, also often turning into something totally different as well. I’m generally still changing words around while I’m writing the post. I am not good at planning, so I just go where things take me…

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  12. doar nicole says :

    I loved the image of “the sky’s endless crown”, like unending hues and beautiful blues reverberating onto us. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Evelyn Flint says :

    Beautiful work….

    Liked by 1 person

  14. artnerdsheldon says :

    I have a new site it’s sheldon I hope to see you soon

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