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Work In Progress: Conjunctions

March 6, 2012
Part two of my collaborative process with the talented poet, Maura High.
Conjunctions by Lyric Kinard
[Conjunctions]

Maybe it was just the back and forth of the wipers,
or that they were the only people I saw
on that stretch of the road, and the rain

was pouring over the windshield,
rivulets and deltas of rain flooding
a space swept clean and then filled again, the sky

drear and seething, the dripping, somnolent trees;
or that I knew nothing about them except
what I could see in passing and then

in the rearview mirror: that they were a couple,
middle-aged, in parkas, with their hoods up,
walking out of the woods, holding hands,

and that they found daylight there,
at the seam between this and other:
a gate and a path leading beyond it, an opening.

© 2012 Maura High

The imprinted silk from this piece and “Verbesina Ocidentalis” was eco-dyed by Arlee Barr. You should check out her shop – it’s got some stunning cloth in it right now that I’m having a hard time resisting.

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3 Comments

  • Reply
    Diana
    March 8, 2012 at 1:07 am

    It's marvelous. Singing in the quiet spaces.

  • Reply
    arlee
    March 7, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    Thank you Lyric, an unexpected pleasure to find this today–muchly apreciated

    and you make that poetry and pretty sing with your "translation" to textiles

  • Reply
    landscapelady
    March 7, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    omg! the fabric in her shop is to dye for 😉 thanks for the tip on that and I love the eco / natural / organic feel of this work.

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