Sunday, September 02, 2012

mystic voyeur

Summer Night, 1913, by Albert Bloch
once upon a time
on a hot summer night
they were shivering
melting iced statues
cooled the air. 
their ardour did not cool
purple night enhanced it
staring at the tableau
I violated their space
a voyeur in that whorled ground
sky spangled with weird lights
no stars soothing the vastness
tree were akin to the limbs of an octopus, 
tentacles touching everywhere
aura of desire has a strong pull
I hug myself thinking of you

"heat is never far away, 
close your eyes, feel the fire, arctic fire"




33 comments:

Bill said...

Oh, this is good, Gautami. You find wonderful things in the artwork, and you pass them on to us.

Daydreamertoo said...

Fire and ice are not too unalike in how they can each burn.
This is quite surreal and yet, real in it's genuine emotions felt by us all too.
A great capture of the prompt pic Gautami.

jaerose said...

Those last two lines are so poignant..such a rich world trying to be remembered in her arms..jae

barbara said...

Melting ice statues. I didn't see that.
"aura of desire has a strong pull" Amen to that!

Serena said...

I liked this, so magical and mystical and then the way you brought it back to a person in your life... beautiful. I especially was intrigued by the line "I violated their space/ a voyeur in that whorled ground". Very beautiful.

Tess Kincaid said...

I like how you are the voyeur, violating their space...beautiful write...

Josie Two Shoes said...

You have captured the spirit of this of this painting perfectly!

Granny Smith said...

"Arctic fire" Wonderful! The accompanying picture is just right.

Audrey Howitt aka Divalounger said...

Beautiful write and so in tune with the artwork

Kay said...

beautiful....x

oldegg said...

I love how your language teases and tempts our senses as we read leading us into deep water and new sensations.

keiths ramblings said...

Words and picture in perfect harmony. Wonderful.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Wow! Cool write! I really liked this.

joanne said...

lots of lovely imagery with a romantic climax....nice

Jolly said...

Very passionate...

Wayne Pitchko said...

I really like what you have done here Gautami....thanks for sharing your words

sreeja harikrishnan said...

wonderful imagination.....

kaykuala said...

You rightly unraveled many things in the pic which needed a keen eye to see. Nicely written gautami!

Hank

rch said...

A lot of feeling expressed through your poem and some intense imagery.

JJ Roa Rodriguez said...

Beautiful.... Love the lines....

JJRod'z

Sandra said...

beautiful !!

Karen S. said...

Love will always warm us, and often keep the hot fires flaring! Very nice take on this dream-like photo.

Linda said...

I really admire the temperature contrasts that you expressively grouped through out this poem Gautami.... 'hot night, shivering'...'melting, cooled the air'.... ending with 'arctic fire'. You are so talented with your word choices! Thank you for sharing this. It's fantastic! =D

Belva Rae Staples said...

Beautiful and beautifully written!!

Nimue said...

finding heat surrounded by such cold stares ! whoa ! only you can do that .

vivinfrance said...

It's as though the watcher changes the scene by entering it. A beautiful interpretation.

Kutamun said...

Fire and Ice in the oceanic depths, wonderful stuf, like a Hindu love sutra ! Thanks , i am richer

Jack said...

Gautami,

Very well conveys the feeling of one's urge is such a subtle way.

Take care

Leslie said...

Must have been some fire and ice for the ardor not to cool
very nice image to go with this piece

Ladys Knight said...

Now that's a romantic fantasy

Carrie Burtt said...

Magic radiates from your words Gautami! :-)

She Writes said...

I like how you mixed the prompts of The Mag and Tuesday. Yes, the picture is very Once Upon a Time. It works!

Tumblewords: said...

Brava!