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Friday, January 2, 2015

Taking Pre-Meditative Measures

I dare to compose
a celtic knot once
mastered by mystics

I don't want to copy
it because I need
the skill to draw
them at a whim

to decorate spaces
and mark trails
cairn-like
and dream of
pilgrimages yet
to come

These intricacies
illuminate
my mind to
pursue
possibilities

They untangle
confusion
and order
rank disillusion

So I start

I make a grid
and lay down dots
mathematical
for the center line
design to follow
over and under
replicating
ancient patterns

Invisible tangles
knot the page

I thicken it twice
making a mess

I contrast
the double lines
with shadows

Relief rises.