Threads and Circles

1
to be a thread held
on the wings of birds soaring
through vast light-filled air

2
layers merge
separate become
something else

3
stilness waits
to expand beyond
what is here

4
particles of light
that remain uncaught—a song
you can almost hear

5
tethered to itself
or maybe nothing at all–
just an idea

The last Kick-About prompt was Naum Gabo’s sculpture, linear construction #2, above. It brought to mind some small shibori swatches I had that I wanted to embroider on. I meant to do a few of them, but only had time for one. But the others are waiting.

NaPoWriMo begins tomorrow, and I also wanted to post the 5 Japanese-style poems I wrote to accompany my stitching in anticipation of a month of poeming–I have not been writing many new things lately.

The first year I participated was 2016, so this will be my seventh year. As in recent past years, I’ve tried to accumulate a month’s worth of new art to use with the writing. This year, a lot of my inspiration has come from the art of Redon.

21 thoughts on “Threads and Circles

  1. Wonderful and evocative words and fibers. I was especially struck by the lines “particles of light / that remain uncaught”. I’m excited to see what you share this month; I also love Redon!

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  2. Beautiful embroidery and lovely poems, Kerfe. I too started participating in NaPoWriMo in 2016. I missed last year, this year I hope to complete. Looking forward to reading your posts.

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  3. These are beautiful, Kerfe–words and art.
    Redon-inspired art sounds amazing.
    I signed up for NaPoWriMo, but I probably won’t post those poems because I’m doing another ekphrastic challenge with Paul Brookes.

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  4. When I first looked at the art it reminded me of a leaf. As I read the words it took on the aerial dimension. Then my mind took it to a new synthesis of both. I love the pastel threads on the fabric. So pretty!

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