Between

between full comp

The path connects the path divides,
the sky is rising like a tree–
the ending moves, retreats, and hides
what is, is not, has yet to be.

The sky is rising like a tree,
the land grows, following behind
what is, is not, has yet to be–
an offering returned in kind.

The land grows, following behind
the dance of water, spirits, earth–
an offering returned in kind–
a trance, a dream, remembered birth.

A dance of water, spirits, earth–
the ending moves, retreats and hides
a trance, a dream, remembered birth–
the path connects the path divides.

A pantoum for Sue Vincent’s photo prompt, above.  I love the rhythm of circular dance that this form always evokes for me.

between close up wood s

I photographed the art on many many backgrounds; it looked different on each one.  But I kept going back to these two:  vivid blue and wood floor.  Each brings out a different aspect of the painting/collage.

between close up blue s

This is a reblog from February 2018. Sue’s prompts have inspired a lot of work that holds up for me when I look back at it. Her photos are always magical.

Linking to earthweal Open Link Weekend.

21 thoughts on “Between

    1. Thanks Sue. I was looking through old posts yesterday, and you have inspired so much good work! It was hard to choose what to reblog, but this one felt like something I needed to remember. I miss that floor…perhaps in my next residence I’ll have one like that again.

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  1. It’s rare that your pantoums rhyme. I think the rhyme gives a feeling of solidity, familiarity to the poem. It anchors the words, makes them soothing even though it ends with the (inevitable) dividing path.
    The blue frame seems less of a frame to me, more a depth to sink into, whereas the wood is more protective and secretive. I like them both, though I’m only looking at the effect of the frame on the whole, not on the central image.

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