October 2020 (Harvest Moon)

autumn dance
condensed into light–
I become
gold tinged with tides,
rising and falling

I did a similar grid with circles a few years ago, but I’ve always wanted to give it another try.  As with the last one, I first painted a landscape (wishing I had my gouache, but done with watercolor), then cut it up, rearranged it, and added collage dots from my collage box.  Here’s the original landscape:

David Hockney-ish I think.  Not my usual style, and perhaps a bit brighter than I intended.  But I like the colors.

I’ve done a tanka for Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday form challenge, which also works for Frank Tassone’s challenge of harvest moon. The paint oracle is totally responsible for turning my moon painting into a tree.

My new view of the full moon.  I have to catch it when it passes between the buildings.

Happy October!

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47 responses to “October 2020 (Harvest Moon)”

  1. Frank Hubeny says :

    I like the photos of the urban view. It personalizes where the art was made. I recall seeing some of David Hockney’s work in San Francisco a few years back. After you mentioned him, I could see a resemblance in the landscape. My favorite was the circular composition below that one especially the central greens and yellow..

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  2. Frank J. Tassone says :

    Reblogged this on Frank J. Tassone and commented:
    #Haiku Happenings #3: Kerfe’s latest photo #tanka for my current #Haikai challenge!

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  3. rivrvlogr says :

    “gold tinged” – Definitely brings harvest to mind.

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  4. robertawrites235681907 says :

    This is wonderful, Kerfe. I love the vibrancy of these colours.

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  5. Jane Dougherty says :

    I like your David Hockney landscape very much!
    I also admire how you got the shift from abstract to personal in the tanka. It’s hard to get it right.

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  6. jazzytower says :

    Loving the art, the colors are vibrant. A nice Tanka too!
    Good post.


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  7. memadtwo says :

    Really great. N.


  8. Olga says :

    Loved seeing your city view of the moon, especially with the dark blue sky of the first one. The way it just clips the building top made for a beautiful starburst. 🙂

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  9. D. Wallace Peach says :

    Beautiful tanka and lovely artwork, Kerfe. Amazing moon. My favorite month. I love Van Morrison too, so this post couldn’t have been more happy-making.

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  10. Dave Kingsbury says :

    A very joined-up series of pictures and words! September the month of lovely transitions …

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  11. Colleen M. Chesebro says :

    Kerfe, this painting and collage really spoke to me! I love the colors, as well. Your tanka shifts from the abstract to a more personal tone with the use of your pivot. This is a powerful poem! ❤

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    • memadtwo says :

      Thanks Colleen. It’s taken awhile, but I think I’m finally starting to understand tanka.

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      • Colleen M. Chesebro says :

        Kerfe, your poem was amazing! The pivot is what makes this form such a dynamic poem to write. To connect two unlike things with meaning between them is so powerful. The rules are liberal for a tanka, as well, other than the pivot. I didn’t realize you lived in a huge city. What great photographs of the moon! I’m glad mother moon found you. ❤


  12. Carol A. More says :

    Your work has always been a favorite of mine but I gotta say, girl…..lately, you’re in the ‘stellar’ category. The circle grid is amazing!

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  13. merrildsmith says :

    I really like this moon, trees, and autumn harvest combination. It’s all the bright and beautiful parts of autumn without the grey dreariness. Even your urban nightscape sparkles.
    I agree with Jane about the tanka, too. I wrote one, but didn’t post because I really wasn’t happy with it. I got a pivot, but it seemed sort of “so what” to me. 😏

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  14. calmkate says :

    such vibrant cheerful creativity, love VM 🙂

    they are huge buildings you view .. take care and stay safe Kerfe!

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  15. outsideauthority says :

    Circles and squares, Fabulous!

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  16. Betty Hayes Albright says :

    Kerfe, I love those bright autumn colors in your artwork….also the city moon photos! Glad you have some views of the sky and trees there.

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  17. msjadeli says :

    What a wonderful idea. Did you get a twinge cutting up your beautiful painting? The background paper looks like sand, which complements your poem. The moon was feeling alive and festive.

    “Take a walk when autumn comes to town.” Great tune!

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