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Short Poem Saturday – Corn Moon – Summers

KXSX3001.jpgThis was an illustration I did last year, finishing it before I had to take my hiatus from this blog. I was in a “no outline” phase, practicing building up an image from repeated mark-making.

Although a corn moon usually refers to the full moon in September, at least there is the lunar connection for the Lunar New Year today. My apologies to Mr. Summers for the long delay between our correspondence and this post! Mr. Summers is a much decorated poet in many of the Japanese traditions. His personal blog, Area 17, can be found here! He also runs an organization, With Words, that brings poetry workshops into schools and to the public in the U.K.

Drawing (ink on paper) by me. Happy New Year to all!

On the October Full Moon – FullMoonSocial2014

 

OnOctoberMoonTo celebrate the full moon, Jeff Schwaner, of the fantastic Translations from the English blog, invited poets to post a poem between the rising and setting of the moon tonight (October 8th) and participate in a Full Moon Social. I loved the idea and raced home today after work to participate – here is my contribution – illustrated, of course! Photograph, poem, and composition by me.