May 2022

we mark time
with numbers, naming
circles, lines–
and then divided—each month
we begin again,

ending the
previous parcel
of days in
our minds—when
in fact they overlap—clouds,
sun, showers, flowers

A small shadorma chain for Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday theme of beginnings and endings, picked by Yvette M. Calleiro. I meant to do something completely different with the circles of flowers I cut out, and perhaps I’ll explore that idea later. I got distracted with layering them in different ways.

When I was out walking yesterday I discovered a community garden on West 90th Street–full of tulips. I’ll be visiting it again, to see what’s in bloom in the coming months.

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51 responses to “May 2022”

  1. merrildsmith says :

    This is lovely, Kerfe. Circles, overlapping time. . .your flower circles are beautiful, and so is the community garden.

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  2. Solitaire says :


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  3. yvettemcalleiro says :

    I love your circles of flowers and your poem, Kerfe! You are right in that we mark time to be disposed of but it truly is fluid. 🙂

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  4. boundlessblessingsblog says :

    Wonderful post, Marta. Loved the poem too.

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  5. Colleen Chesebro: WordCraftPoetry says :

    Kerfe, this was just the magic I needed for today! Not only is your poetry superb, but your art and photos really made my gray day feel sunny. ❤

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  6. D. Wallace Peach says :

    So bright and full of spring, Kerfe. I love the poem, the artwork, and the photos. I think I have to go outside now. 😀

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  7. TheHiddenEdge says :

    What lovely images that depict your Shadorma! 😊

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  8. msjadeli says :

    These are gorgeous, K. I see they had some veered fringe in the park 🙂 I like the symbolism of the shapes and background. You’re right, humans are so fixated on boxing things up, but we live in overlaps. Thank you for the lovely images, they are so appreciated right now ❤

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  9. Graeme Daly says :

    Lovely Kerfe! 🙂

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  10. Claudia McGill says :

    I think these circles are beyond description in their beauty and symbolism.

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  11. SelmaMartin says :

    This is precious. What an exhibition for the senses this is. Love how you used those pics for the challenge. Loved the shadormas

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  12. Ingrid says :

    The flower circles are delightful, Kerfe!

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  13. janetweightreed10 says :

    I love this post…both words and images….thank you so much:)XX

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  14. ben Alexander says :

    You’re so right, Kerfe…. our measurements of time and seasons are so arbitrary, aren’t they?


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  15. Jill Kuhn says :

    Your flower circles are so cheery! And the tulip garden looks lovely! I’m curious what you used for your flower circles? Perhaps an old calendar? I liked your poem too.

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  16. M says :

    sometimes i think the invention of clocks – to partition time, to put a price on an hour – is the keystone damnation in this world. So it’s a good reminder, your final lines . And of course your paintings are sublime ~

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    • memadtwo says :

      Thanks M. Now that I’m retired, time has become more and more random. I’m still adjusting to it. We are so programmed it’s hard to slip that mindset off.


  17. judeitakali says :

    Amazing images. and blended so well with the poetry.😃🤩

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  18. The Cheesesellers Wife says :

    Wonderful poem and images — such flowers!

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  19. Freya Pickard Author says :

    I really enjoyed your circles – and your flower photos!

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  20. robertawrites235681907 says :

    This is very beautiful, Kerfe. As for a community garden, how lovely!

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  21. Manja Maksimovič says :

    Marvellous art “and clouds,
    sun, showers, flowers”. ❤

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