May Day

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Breath held, returning
we rise, dance the beginning
open to the sun.

Spiraling blessings hum wind,
blood lines quickening, bowing.

For Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday, with synonyms for sing and celebrate.  This painting/embroidery is one of the Joan Mitchell inspired pieces I was working on for NaPoWriMo and didn’t finish.  So it’s still in progress.  I will definitely complete this one, but the rest may be put on hold (along with a pile of others…)

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I’m feeling at loose ends, and I need to put my work space in order so I can find what I’m looking for.  Still many boxes unopened as well.  Time to regroup…but May is starting out with plenty of sunshine!  That feels good.

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36 responses to “May Day”

  1. Sharon Mann says :

    Oh wow, this post is stunning! I love the loose ends! But, not on the work table 🙂

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  2. Evelyn Flint says :

    Very beautiful work…

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  3. rivrvlogr says :

    I see spring waters and sky.

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  4. Colleen Chesebro says :

    Wow! The colors in your embroidery piece are some of my favorites. What a gorgeous piece! I can feel your words… I have a cool mind-image! ❤

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  5. sheldonk2014 says :

    Love that piece
    Such an eye opener

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  6. merrildsmith says :

    I love the motion in this and the dance of nature feeling. The art is beautiful. It looks finished to me–the strands make me think of some sort of sun-water rays flowing and drifting out.

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  7. Suzanne says :

    I love your art work – it is exquisite. I hope you leave all those loose ends. They really make the piece.

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  8. Betty Hayes Albright says :

    This is my new favorite piece of yours, Kerfe. Just beautiful! (And I love the poem too.)

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  9. charlotteash says :

    Your piece looks gorgeous already! Be sure to post the finished version. xo

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  10. Dave Kingsbury says :

    Beautiful blues, delicate tracery, words an offering to new life. Nice.

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  11. Olga says :

    The tie-die effect of flowing shades of blue and purple is such a beautiful visual. The loose ends remind me of the dancing wind. Wonderful piece of art, Kerfe. ❤

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  12. Sue Vincent says :

    Absolutely stunning, Kerfe.

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  13. Jill Kuhn says :

    I understand the need to tie up those loose ends…
    Your art is stunning as always, Kerfe! The colors are striking and I like how its incompleteness feels complete somehow? Does that make sense?
    My life seems filled with too many unfinished projects these days. I’m hoping May will bring some time to tidy up. 😉

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