Knit Noir: Heart as Black as Night

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Woven shadows thread

Knit Noir – Heart as black as Night –

tie tightly to bones,

white as cold stars, falling fast –

a shroud of grey grief twists down ……………..


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Whispering heartbeats –

Strands of secrets softly secure

darkness, broken hopes.


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Questions creeping in,

lay on the floor like a shroud,

cut through lying knots –

pointed remarks enter deep

as sins in dusty corners.


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Ariadne’s lament

tangled in a spider’s heart,

the web’s dark as Night –

strings across the floor, cold blood,

black threads, nothing more.

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The hands on the clock were passing strange when I entered the room. Things could not have been worse. Pale limp hands, displayed like a cat’s forgotten toy were entwined in black and pale blue yarn. Tangled up in the crumpled heap were yesterday’s tomorrows; beautiful curls woven with strands of death and despair crowned the face of the angel of grief and betrayal. I stood frozen, barely heard the step behind me, then it all went black as night.

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Note on Melody Gardot (born February 2, 1985). is a Grammy-nominated American singer, writer and musician in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, she has been influenced by such blues and jazz artists as Judy Garland, Janis Joplin, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Stan Getz and George Gershwin as well as Latin music artists such as Caetano Veloso. Her music has been compared to that of Nina Simone.

In November 2003 , while cycling,she was hit by a car. As a consequence, she suffered serious head and spinal injuries and her pelvis was broken in two places. After being confined to her hospital bed for a year she had to re-learn simple tasks such as brushing her teeth and walking. The most noticeable effect of the neural injuries she suffered is that she was left  hyper-sensitive to both light and sound, therefore requiring her to wear dark sunglasses at nearly all times to shield her eyes. Her injuries also resulted in both long and short term memory problems and difficulty with her sense of time.

Her music career came as a result of the use of music therapy to help relearn and develop new neural pathways. While on the treadmill learning to walk again, she would listen to Stan Getz’s The Bossa Nova Years album. Jazz music became her music of choice and helped express herself through composition, musically & lyrically . Official Website

7 thoughts on “Knit Noir: Heart as Black as Night

    1. elmediat

      Actually it is the same theme. I did change up the lay-out so there are fewer links on the side column and more visuals instead. That combined with the monochrome shots , makes everything stand out. I commented to Ashley, on Implied Spaces , that based on what is showing up on Liz’s computer, some of the font layouts that I use do not appear as they do on my screen. Both size and type of font are not matching up. One of those blogging mysteries. Hope all is well . It is good to hear from you. 🙂

      BTW Liz has a new post on her log about her puppeteers. The group has grown and the age range has greatly expanded. 🙂

  1. Simply stunning!….

    This excerpt is my favorite:

    “Ariadne’s lament

    tangled in a spider’s heart,

    the web’s dark as Night –

    strings across the floor, cold blood,

    black threads, nothing more”

    Beautiful and that song by Melody Gardot is a joy as well!.
    Thanks for sharing and best wishes to you. Aquileana 😀

    1. elmediat

      Many thanks. I had looking at some of your posts and the mythic elements in weaving, threads and a betrayed woman all came together. Glad you enjoyed the piece. 🙂

      1. elmediat

        Thanks again for the support. I as you have seen, I have explored and incorporated many mythic and archetypal elements into my work. Your posts are very useful for research and inspirations. 🙂

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