Monday, February 6, 2017

Mirror reflection



Cut away the frame from the poster.  Remove eye make up and tomato-red lipstick.  A woman with black hair and pale skin is staring back.   It dawns on me that I am neither bound by my father's past nor my mother's fears.  Today, I draw a road map in 4 seasons. Circles with red maple blooms and orange sky on winter palette. Here, I inhale lake's blue tides in spring. The summer night ripples with trickling rain in this corner.  Off-tangent is autumn, kicking off gold-orange leaves to a bonfire. The collage is wet on my fingertips.   Soil.           


crescent moon is a fox
behind grey clouds- i paint
stardust and wild dreams





Last year in Capri by Martial Raysse


Posted for D'verse Poets Pub - Haibun Monday, hosted by Bjorn Rudberg.   
Thanks for the visit ~

21 comments:

  1. I really like the prose, the voice of being uprooted and set in foreign soil (the maple leaves and seasons)... and I do adore the haiku... the moon as a fox divine.

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  2. I love how you 'paint stardust and wild dreams' in this wonderful collage :o)

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  3. I like the idea of "draw[ing] a road map in 4 seasons" and viewing it as a collage.

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  4. Stardust and wild dreams...lovely.

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  5. This dazzles, Grace. from moon as fox to stardust and wild dreams.
    Gorgeous!

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  6. Woman as fox spirit is of course a big theme in Japanese literature, so it's lovely to see you bringing that in. I love the interpretation you have given to that painting, but to be honest, I find it somewhat disturbing (that eye makes me think of domestic violence).

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  7. Letting those dreams run wild is sure a fine way to be

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  8. I thought it was the blank canvas most interesting, but really it's the story behind the work.

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  9. I like this. It is so true what we find when we look in the mirror but then have to remind ourselves that underneath it all we are only bound to our own choices and even in that, we can change.

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  10. "Today I draw a road map in 4 seasons." Love this especially.

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  11. I love the removal of the make-up. Well done. Enjoy your weekend.

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  12. Mary Tyler Moore-ish.

    and yes, you do paint those ~

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  13. ..."limited neither by my father's past nor my mother's fears"....powerful words!

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  14. Wow! This certainly sent my mind down an unexplored path to a place where I get to paint the glades. Brilliant!

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