Saturday, April 30, 2011

stupor


The Purple Robe by Henri Matisse

impassioned-
she sits against the grey background
deep in some thought
what, you might ask
and she will not answer
she is forced to pose
for a portrait,
her pregnant belly hidden from you all
a folly maybe
but a concrete proof of her inner self

"you build a border for her,
but I think she is trapped
in the intricacies of that frame"

24 comments:

Just someone said...

Congrats! I love your work and I am in constant awe of your talent! :)

With both quality and quantity, you never cease to amaze

Have a great day...

Mama Zen said...

I like this one a lot!

SandyCarlson said...

That's a wonderful reaction to the Matisse. I admire your talent.

Ramesh Sood said...

Amazingly beautiful.. but then it comes toyou so naturally.. thanks a lovely prompt.. coming from you have tried to write something different.. in terms of "Her and You" not "I"... hope you will say something..

Lucy Westenra said...

A first-rate example of a picture being worth any number of words "explaining" it.

sandra said...

beautiful...and original way to say it!

Stan Ski said...

She's certainly trapped temporarily in her frame.

Maggie said...

You certainly bring more to the mind as the eyes look at the painting....well done.

Christine said...

Love Matisse, love the writing.

anthonynorth said...

You've nailed the painting. Excellent.

ρομπερτ said...

Love the last lines of your poem most.

A wonderful way to think about her. Thank you for introducing. Please have a good new month and week as well.

daily athens

teric said...

A wonderful description of Matisse, frame and all. Wonderful.

Jingle said...

love this one for real,

secret hidden,
post for a portrait,
wow.

divine work.

verseinanutshell said...

Amazing! I would like to invite you to participate in a May Poetic Challenge I am hosting.


Please follow this link to my blog:
http://verseinanutshell.wordpress.com

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abthomas said...

Fantastic write! I liked how the words seemed to flow seamlessly into the art yet retaining its own merit.

Kim Nelson said...

You gave me the lens through which to differently consider this piece of art. Thank you!
Here is Mine:
http://www.kimnelsonwrites.com/2011/05/02/the-other-side/

Patti said...

I love the "story" behind the picture- well done- and great prompt- thanks!

JP/deborah said...

The intricacies indeed!

Wonderful poem,

JanePoet~deborah

ayala said...

I like your thought on this- lovely!

Brian Miller said...

having to hide something as beautiful as the expectatnt child...break free that frame...

dustus said...

You frame the prompt powerfully with your words, which sets up pointed and very telling commentary in the quoted ending.

The Reason You Come said...

Your interpretation of the painting and your way with words are just inspired!

Harshad mehta said...

impassioned - imprisoned. Beautiful.

Andy said...

Brilliant writing!
A real pleasure to read. Thanks for sharing