between full comp

The path connects the path divides,
the sky is rising like a tree–
the ending moves, retreats, and hides
what is, is not, has yet to be.

The sky is rising like a tree,
the land grows following behind
what is, is not, has yet to be–
an offering returned in kind.

The land grows following behind
the dance of water, spirits, earth–
an offering returned in kind–
a trance, a dream, remembered birth.

A dance of water, spirits, earth–
the ending moves, retreats and hides
a trance, a dream, remembered birth–
the path connects the path divides.

A pantoum for Sue Vincent’s photo prompt, above.  I love the rhythm of circular dance that this form always evokes for me.

between close up wood s

I photographed the art on many many backgrounds; it looked different on each one.  But I kept going back to these two:  vivid blue and wood floor.  Each brings out a different aspect of the painting/collage.

between close up blue s


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35 responses to “Between”

  1. deuxiemepeau says :

    I love this one, I love the connections and divisions, the movement and the stillness. I was struck by similar thoughts this weekend in Ireland looking in to the river Liffey and catching the reflections of the trees within the water, as if a dividing line between what grows up and what grows down, between what is coming and what had already fallen. I love the wooden background. Bravo!!

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  2. merrildsmith says :

    I love these connections through rhyme. The pantoum is perfect for this.
    The vivid blues and greens are wonderful–so full of life, beauty, promise. . .

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  3. rivrvlogr says :

    The pantoum is an excellent form for this, a cycle that flows naturally and bears repeating.

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  4. Sharon Mann says :

    What a beautiful way to describe our path on Mother Earth. I’m so glad I can zoom in and see all the details of your collage.

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  5. Jodi says :

    so poignant – the connections and the divides

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  6. artistbybeauty says :

    Lovely post dear 😊😊 Great work x x

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  7. Jill Kuhn says :

    I like how the background colors change your images – both are striking but the blue really stands out to me. Lovely poem too! 💙😃

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  8. Betty Hayes Albright says :

    Kerfe, I love the beautiful poem, and the artwork (and the colors you chose)!

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  9. Jane Dougherty says :

    I love this! Reminds why I like rhyme so much, despite the way some people murder it! This is perfect.

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  10. Sue Vincent says :

    Glorious, Kerfe!

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  11. The Urban Spaceman says :

    Excellent poem, and a beautiful way of describing the scene in the picture.

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  12. Suzanne says :

    Your poem is very powerful. It can be read on many levels. I like the lines about the path connecting and dividing. The sky rising like a tree is an image that will stay with me.

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