Box

box s

Twelve by ten
squared.  Numbered, measured,
one hundred
percent box.
Organizing a piece of
the air containing

mysteries
that spiral into
hidden and
unrealized
spaces.  What remains unseen?
What role could the box

play? Is your
desire the key to
what shivers
inside? Do
you ask for more? more than the
possible, more than

to open?
The Inner Sanctum.
Still.  Waiting.
Surrounded.
Chambered and then nautilused.
Complete or undone?

Inspired by Sue Vincent’s photo prompt, above, I took an old poem that has already had several lives and reworked it again.  The only thing that remains constant in all the poem’s versions is the fact that it’s about a box.  The one in Sue’s photo seems both sad and mysterious.

box close up s

Once again I’ve taken different pieces of the handmade paper I’ve accumulated and stitched it together.

Shadorma November is almost at an end (but not shadormas, for me, anyway).

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21 responses to “Box”

  1. Sue Vincent says :

    Sad and mysterious… yes, that is fairly acurate 😉

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  2. Jodi says :

    so beautifullllllly stitched together! I adore every single stitch and love the colors and symmetry. As always, left thinking about your deep words… ❤

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  3. outsideauthority says :

    This is really beautiful

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  4. Evelyn Flint says :

    I love the collage – especially the neutral colours and textures…. !

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  5. merrildsmith says :

    Oh yes, sad and mysterious. That’s perfect. Somehow the box holds more than seems possible, expanding in time/space.
    I love this stitched paper. It looks like it belongs on the beach.

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    • memadtwo says :

      Thanks Merril. The paper just seems to ask for stitching somehow. And definitely the beach.
      Boxes have always seemed mysterious to me. I like that ides, holding more than seems possible…like so many magical spaces in the tales we love.

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  6. Sharon Mann says :

    Beautiful papers and words transformed. Thanks for posting Kerfe.

    Like

  7. Lynz Real Cooking says :

    Artfully put together! Love it

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  8. Jill Kuhn says :

    The mystery of a box – like how you stated this in your poem, Kerfe! 👍 And love the organic feeling in your collages. The handstitching adds so much!! 😃

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    • memadtwo says :

      Thanks Jill. I’ve been stitching on paper a lot lately. For some reason if’s more appealing to me than fabric at the moment.
      And boxes…yes, always a mystery (even after opening sometimes…)

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