January 2022: into the darkness

all of it, this New Year,
erasing the old one–
we wish it gone–
but it lingers, overlapping—

erasing the old one
in a circle of continuous return–
it lingers, overlapping–
there seems to be not enough space

for a circle of continuous return–
branches extending in all directions–
there seems to be not enough space
to hold everything–and yet

branches extend in all directions–
sometimes, for a moment,
we hold everything—and yet, still,
here we are, as always, between—

sometimes, for a moment,
pausing on the threshold–
here, where we are, between,
we can see eternity filling,

pausing on the threshold
under an infinite star-filled sky–
we can see eternity filling,
brimming with birds

under an infinite star-filled sky–
we wish it to stay,
brimming with birds,
all of it–welcoming this New Year

A pantoum for 2022. Happy New Year!

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44 responses to “January 2022: into the darkness”

  1. janetweightreed10 says :

    Superb. Peace and love to you and yours this coming year and may your creativity flourish:)X

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  2. ben Alexander says :

    we wish it to stay,
    brimming with birds,
    all of it

    How lovely. I say Amen to this, Kerfe!


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  3. Manja Maksimovič says :

    Let it be thus, brimming with birds. And teeming with health. ❤

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  4. merrildsmith says :

    Happy New Year, Kerfe! The infinite circles and birds, of course.

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  5. boundlessblessingsblog says :

    Beautiful poem, Marta. Happy New Year 2022 to you.


  6. Ingrid says :

    The perfect form for the turning of the year, and evocatively woven. Happy New Year, Kerfe!


  7. Colleen M. Chesebro says :

    Kerfe, you made me smile with the birds! Your pantoum speaks of hope for this new year before us! Onward and upward! ❤

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  8. Ken / rivrvlogr says :

    It’s nice to be reminded of possibilities.

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  9. msjadeli says :

    A magical artwork, the circles, the birds, the branches, up against the darkness. What a wonderful return to blogland after the break, K. I also love your musical selection. First time hearing it.


  10. Jacob says :

    That’s lovely – all of it! All the best for 2022, and beyond. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Claudia McGill says :

    I love this cosmos you have created.

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Suzanne says :

    What a lovely idea – a new year brimming with birds. Your art is lovely too. Both your poem and imagery lifted my spirits.

    Liked by 1 person

  13. calmkate says :

    lovely poem of hope, fab collage and interesting music choice!

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Poet Rummager says :

    Ah, your beautiful poetry with birds and stars, as well! Happy New Year, K. 🐦 🎊

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Devlin Demontigny says :

    Very nice. I like the line ‘not enough space
    to hold everything’
    Thanks for sharing. Happy new year.

    Liked by 1 person

  16. Bela Johnson says :

    Beautiful. And love the Donovan clip. Longtime fan. ❤️

    Liked by 1 person

  17. Sun Hesper Jansen says :

    What could be better for New Year’s than a pantoum? This one is gorgeous and the bouquet of birds so beautiful in the midst of winter. Peace!

    Liked by 1 person

  18. robertawrites235681907 says :

    HI Kerfe, Happy New Year, this is a beautiful poem to usher out 2021 and welcome a new year.

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