Endings

jupiter s

‘I would that the Boar without bristles had come from the West
And had rooted the sun and moon and stars out of the sky’
—W.B. Yeats, from
‘He Mourns for the Change That Has Come Upon Him And His Beloved, And Longs For The End Of The World’

And what says
Jupiter?  Skies fly
thundering
blinding light,
untamed and all-consuming–
the eagle on fire.

What witness,
what testimony?
What reflects
from the void
of planets and stars?  What then
answers Mother Earth?

Seeds silenced.
The arrogance of
sapiens,
ingrown with
violence.  Sacred oaks seized,
broken, scattered.  Dark.

jupiter close up s

And so November comes to an end.  Many thanks to Eliot at along the interstice for sponsoring Shadorma November, and to Jane Dougherty for A Month With Yeats, inspiring many a deep thought and plenty of wonderful verse.  December will bring new challenges I’m sure…

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20 responses to “Endings”

  1. Jane Dougherty says :

    Tremendous! Full of fire and fury!

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  2. merrildsmith says :

    “Fire and fury” does describe this. Jupiter thundering in the sky–and your painting looks like worlds colliding.

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  3. Jodi says :

    Wow! Powerful !

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Sharon Mann says :

    I loved opening your post today…the visual and words are rich with a mighty force. Well done Kerfe!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Olga says :

    “Seeds silenced” is a powerfully dark, poetic thought and reflective of endings. May Jupiter bestow new beginnings and insight into the darkening light. Love your expressive painting, Kerfe.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Poet Rummager says :

    Impactful art and words, K! I loved it all and felt the explosive events that have been happening in our own planet represented on your blog with pure perfection.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Jill Kuhn says :

    Gorgeous collage – love how the gray seems to meld into the brighter form. 😄

    Liked by 1 person

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