Red Rain (Part 2)

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To be blunt: the sky has collapsed, assaulting all arrangements with raging teeth of fire. And that path?  It pulls everything into its sharp black hole with the crunch of a siren song.

Stones rising, ancient,
like trees burnt under spellfires–
rain falling, abyssed.

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A bit apocalyptic, I know, but two posts yesterday that struck me in a similar way got me to thinking.

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Claudia McGill asked us to make a story from two pieces of art, depending on how she rearranged them (you can read the responses, including mine, in the comments).

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And then, almost right away in my reader, I came upon a piece of art from outside authority with the title “Share your story here”.  It reminded me a lot of Claudia’s paintings.

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Colleen’s poetry challenge words these week seemed to fit with these visions as well.  So I decided to write a 44 word haibun, so I could also participate in quadrille #46 at dVerse.

And there you have it.

You can see the previous post I titled “Red Rain” (also apocalyptic) here.

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34 responses to “Red Rain (Part 2)”

  1. Claudia McGill says :

    Wow. First of all, thanks for the mention. And second and most important, just wow. I am once again marveling at the depth of your thinking, your ability to see the big and the small picture (figuratively and literally) and your beautiful words.

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  2. merrildsmith says :

    Wow–somehow you expressed the thoughts that were in my head yesterday, and that I thought I’d try to do a Haibun quadrille. I don’t know how that’s possible, but you are amazing.

    And now I have to go back to look at Claudia’s.

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  3. outsideauthority says :

    Thank you for the link. I’m loving these connections across the blogosphere! Strong colours in a landscape are so dramatic and Claudia and yourself are definately my biggest blog influences for trying something new. I’ve been collaging so much lately, I’ve run out of glue!

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    • memadtwo says :

      There’s always flour and water…
      Yes the connections are wonderful. Your paintings always make me want to stitch. But the way yours and Claudia’s linked up in my mind yesterday was special.

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  4. Lynz Real Cooking says :

    This is so bold, so beautiful

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  5. whimsygizmo says :

    Wow. This makes for a wonderful ekphrastic, and your use of the word “crunch” is unusual and arresting. I can feel this.

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  6. Frank Hubeny says :

    Ominous description. I like the thought of stones rising.

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  7. Colleen Chesebro says :

    Wow! This Haibun is excellent. There is so much there that speaks of life, art, and everything else inbetween. Your use of the word, “crunch” is spectacular in the imagery. Your art, as usual, speaks to me. I’m kind of blown away! ❤

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  8. Alexander De says :

    This whole piece is an epic experience…the art and the words…they should always be together. My chest aches with how good this is.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Jodi says :

    It’s been a long work day, and I am finally relaxing and catching up on my favorite blogs – my happy place. I am having trouble “getting” this one K. Help me! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Evelyn Flint says :

    Beautiful abstract art and poetry…. !

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Sharon Mann says :

    I like the images as you zoom in on each. Each gives a different feeling and perspective.

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Björn Rudberg (brudberg) says :

    Love what you did with the word… actually crunch is invites writing about darkness.

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