At Sixes and Sevens

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“Don’t walk under any ladders,
don’t break any mirrors,
don’t spill any salt,
and don’t walk by any black cats.”
–advice for Friday the 13th

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Will climbing the sky
undo the journey below–
open the passage?

Can the crossing be
repaired?  Riven, it shatters
both inside and out.

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Gather the scattered,
the lost, the unfortunate–
season with healing.

Fly with the circle
of thirteen moons—returning
as both dark and light.

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The prompt for day 13 of NaPoWriMo involved playing with a familiar phrase.  I decided to go with superstitions, it being Friday the 13th.  They all have interesting histories,  but I was especially taken with salt as a covenant of friendship.  It was once rare and precious, as friendship always is.

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24 responses to “At Sixes and Sevens”

  1. rivrvlogr says :

    Nice twists in all of these.
    And, I like the stitched (almost) open circle.

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  2. erbiage says :

    fantastic, and yeah the images are equally fascinating


  3. merrildsmith says :

    I especially like the second two stanzas, and the stitched images are perfect.
    We were watching the latest episode of The Americans last night, and there’s one scene where the Russian handler of the spies is cooking and casually tosses some salt over her shoulder. No one said anything. My husband and I both loved it.

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  4. memadtwo says :

    Just keeps getting better. Great work.


  5. Jodi says :

    Fun with Friday the 13th!!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Betty Hayes Albright says :

    Enjoyable artwork and poetry once again! (String art is delightful.)

    Liked by 1 person

  7. The Magpie at Midnight says :

    Love this piece. The contrasts created by the different textures and colours are great. Feels very tactile to look at.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. alethakuschan says :

    many wonderful combinations stitched together in word and picture

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Sharon Mann says :

    I want to touch this art…is this some controlled chaos? Love the poem.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Evelyn Flint says :

    Great monoprint…

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Manja Mexi Movie says :

    Such vibrant art!

    Liked by 1 person

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