February 2022

The snow gathers everywhere, grown from nothing, reflecting the hidden sun like feathers dancing. I awaken to a world both light and dark, suspended in the wind. I can’t see the morning moon behind the whirling veil, but I know it is a waning crescent, almost new.

At night, I light candles and think of those lost to me, all the spirits now absent from this world. Do I only imagine that I hear their voices singing on the currents of the stormtides? Inside my memories I assemble the seeds they entrusted to me, promise to plant them in the unfolding aurora of spring.

cold winter nights—sky
dazzles to infinity–
translucid, complete

For the new month, the New Moon, and dVerse Haibun Monday, hosted by Frank, where the subject is winter.

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38 responses to “February 2022”

  1. D. Avery @shiftnshake says :

    I feel the light and dark, the whirling snow suspended… you put me into this snowy night.
    Nice.

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  2. msjadeli says :

    beautiful artwork and i appreciate the time it took for you to put it together. Bright as the sun and as warm:
    “Inside my memories I assemble the seeds they entrusted to me, promise to plant them in the unfolding aurora of spring.”

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  3. Ain says :

    A beautiful, intimate haibun with gentle, evocative description. So nice.

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  4. Truedessa says :

    This is wonderful, perhaps, you do hear their songs. Your artwork compliments the haibun. Beautifully paired.

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  5. Ingrid says :

    I too light candles in remembrance, and feel we have a message to carry forward from those who have moved on. I love your haiku, Kerfe, especially the word ‘translucid.’

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  6. Rob Kistner says :

    Love love love the quilts — so contemporary and strong! And your writing was splendid .kerfe!

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  7. SelmaMartin says :

    Gorgeous, K. Loved. Love nights like this. Enjoy it while it last. February brings us closer to spring. xoxo 🎉 lovely art tooooo.

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  8. ben Alexander says :

    Kerfe, I love this-

    At night, I light candles and think of those lost to me, all the spirits now absent from this world. Do I only imagine that I hear their voices singing on the currents of the stormtides? Inside my memories I assemble the seeds they entrusted to me, promise to plant them in the unfolding aurora of spring.

    Do you light candles often?


    David

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    • memadtwo says :

      Thanks David. Every once in awhile I do. Often it’s spurred by the New Moon or some other seasonal marker, but sometimes I’m just thinking of someone and it feels like a good way to connect.

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  9. janetweightreed10 says :

    Both the Quilt and words are extraordinarily beautiful…Bravo:)`x

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  10. Ken / rivrvlogr says :

    “Inside my memories I assemble the seeds they entrusted to me, promise to plant them in the unfolding aurora of spring.”

    This tells me that, even though the winter of loss can seem interminable, there is hope for comfort.

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  11. boundlessblessingsblog says :

    Excellent artwork and the Haibun is so good, Marta. Great.

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  12. Gillena Cox says :

    “I can’t see the morning moon behind the whirling veil, but I know it is a waning crescent, almost new.”

    Lovely haibun.
    Happy you dropped by to read mine.
    Much love …

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  13. Colleen M. Chesebro says :

    Love this, Kerfe. Stunning images of the moon, and your lighting candles to honor the ancestors… ❤

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  14. Claudia McGill says :

    I feel I am sitting next to the window at night, watching the snow fall, my mind in a reverie, reading this and looking at your artwork. It’s a moment of peace to me.

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  15. robertawrites235681907 says :

    This is beautiful. When I read something like this, I wish we got snow.

    Like

  16. purplepeninportland says :

    “the enfolding aurora of spring” – wonderful! Love the collages.

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  17. Jill Kuhn says :

    I love how you did your collage! And beautiful writing to go with it. 💙

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