summer in the city 2020

summer city 2s

dense with heat
drivers changing shifts
bus idles

basketball
gold headphones playing
by himself

skateboard clacks
over empty courts
echoed moves

line of carts
winds around corner
still waiting

masked hunger
distances between
uncovered

heavy clouds
greyness falling now
lightning flash

summer city 2 close up 2s

For Frank Tassone at dVerse, a haiku sequence reflecting what I saw out my window this morning.

summer city 1b s

My monoprints were inspired by de Kooning, but somehow ended up looking more like Pollock.

summer city 2 close up s

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29 responses to “summer in the city 2020”

  1. mefeedyoume says :

    It feels like a nice day 🙂

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  2. Lucy says :

    Such beauty in this haiku sequence. I love your work, as always. Your artwork as well is awesome, and I can definitely see the resemblance to Pollock.

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  3. Frank Hubeny says :

    On my morning walk the heavy clouds were beautiful in the sunrise.

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  4. Frank J. Tassone says :

    Your sequence put me smack in the middle of your neighborhood! Well done!

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  5. rivrvlogr says :

    Everything here touches on distance. Succinctly. Well done.

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  6. merrildsmith says :

    Your sequence sounds like summer in the city–and you got some of the sounds, as well as the heaviness of the air. This particular summer, too, with the empty courts and masks. I like the final poem the best. I like your monoprints. They have an organic feel to them.

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  7. D. Wallace Peach says :

    They do look a little Pollock, Kerfe, but what a great impression of the hot city. Your poem is wonderfully sensory. Beautifully done. ❤

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  8. Jane Dougherty says :

    There’s something very urban in your painting, as well as in the words. The very bold greys, black and white, making an ordered sort of chaos.

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  9. Colleen M. Chesebro says :

    The darkness in your painting also comes through in this verse: heavy clouds, greyness falling now, lightning flash. I love the lightning as it slashes through the darkness. Great imagery here, Kerfe. The darkness and the light… eternal. ❤

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  10. Carol A. More says :

    deKooning….Pollack…..how about making this your OWN style. I love it. Really captures the chaos of city activities.

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  11. robertawrites235681907 says :

    Great imagery, Kerfe. The mood of the poem matches the picture very well.

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  12. calmkate says :

    all said above, your words are a heavy grey but there is an order to this chaos … Pollock made more money 😉

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    • memadtwo says :

      There is usually some order even in chaos. Pollock was a very unhappy man, and most of his money was made for his widow after he died. Krasner earned it though. De Kooning at least lived long enough to be well compensated during his life. He’s the better artist in my opinion, but who knows where Pollock might have gone had he lived and stopped drinking?

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