Over/Under

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Like water
falling—running and
colliding
unabridged–
awakening and reaching,
encircled in green.

In flowers
dreaming—lost inside,
drowning—caught
on the edge
of rebirthing the crossing–
like water, falling.

For Sue Vincent’s photo prompt, above.  The poem started out as a pantoum, but decided instead to be a shadorma.  The art was in a pile of not-sure-what-to-do-with-it work–it’s a watercolor monoprint on rice paper off something else I was working on that had too much paint. It seemed to fit the prompt.

I think there’s a pair of wings in there somewhere too.

And I want to also celebrate the fact that July is #WorldWatercolorMonth, “31 days when artists around the globe come together to paint the world with beautiful watercolor and help raise awareness for arts education to get art supplies for kids who need them via The Dreaming Zebra Foundation”, hosted by Charlie at Doodlewash.

 

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25 responses to “Over/Under”

  1. thelonelyauthorblog says :

    Excellent write. You did well with the prompt.

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  2. rivrvlogr says :

    I see the wings. Actually, I see a pixie, standing and bent at the waist with head down and wings spread wide – maybe rising from a ring of water. So, maybe a rebirth in rising.

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  3. merrildsmith says :

    I love the way you say the flowing water is unabridged. Like Ken, I also see–I thought fairy, but I’m not sure of the difference between fairy and pixie. 🙂

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  4. D. Wallace Peach says :

    Beautiful poem. I love the way you incorporated “unabridged” and how perfectly it fit. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Frank Hubeny says :

    I like the idea of the “unabridged” running and colliding.

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  6. Jane Dougherty says :

    A woman with wings was the first thing a saw in this—the spirit of the river maybe.

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  7. Sharon Mann says :

    I can use this cool and inviting post today.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Janice says :

    I see many wings and water falling…the words and art seem to flow together.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Olga says :

    Very beautiful piece of art. Love the subtle colors reflecting the dreaming reference in your words.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. alethakuschan says :

    beautiful poem and art

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