January 2018

grid scan 1s

With my ruler, I put time on a line. I make lines into boxes, containers to hold the evidence of my existence, to keep the unfamiliar far away.

grid scan 2s

But I can’t enclose the holes, the openings. My frames can’t stop the vortex that pulls everything into the circle, the border blurring then and now.

grid scan 3s

the year a mirror–
what is behind reflects in–
and before looks back

grid scan 4s

A haibun for Colleen’s #Poetry Challenge 64 and the New Year.  The grid collage is done on reflective paper, but a flat scan doesn’t show it at all.  I tried various ways of scanning with the lid partially open, and also did a photo on black and white.

jan bw old s

Light and space, a gap–
coming out and going in
between and beyond

 

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37 responses to “January 2018”

  1. rivrvlogr says :

    framing the years

    time, the line
    we cannot box, never
    finding a final corner

    passing on to form
    the next box
    and the next

    a snake
    with the mind of Escher
    defining the vortex

    the core of existence
    drawn through time
    expressed between that line

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  2. Sharon Mann says :

    Beautiful imagery and words opening the door for the new year. Happy New Year.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. outsideauthority says :

    Superb. You get better and better

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Evelyn Flint says :

    Superb poetry and collage….

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Colleen Chesebro says :

    EXCELLENT! I totally love your creativity. I think I tell you that every week. ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Rebecca says :

    Ah, this one calls to me. Beautiful. 😍

    Liked by 1 person

  7. deuxiemepeau says :

    Really enjoyed this, both the words and the art. Beautiful! Happy New Year Kerfe

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Jill Kuhn says :

    Love how the light reflects on the sparkly paper! Beautiful image too! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Olga says :

    The last collage (with the pinkish framing) seems to entrance my eye to time travel and make the leap to the center circle frame and back again. Interesting effect. Wonderful, artistic expression in words and visuals, Kerfe. ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Dave Kingsbury says :

    Really pleasing images and some intriguing words … 2018 is shaping up already!

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Poet Rummager says :

    Beautiful lines — both in poetry and art. Lines are erasable and difficult to define. They certainly blur and fade over time.

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Lynz Real Cooking says :

    I love this so much

    Liked by 1 person

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