Sunday, September 16, 2012


silent lilting tresses call out to the artist
for peering into her silhouette
if he could only see the color 
of her sensuous eyes
her exterior is so pleasing
her wholeness is a rich lyric

wild beauty is no alliteration
yet it resounds within him
every pore of his on fire

the artist in him
calls out to lilting the tresses silently
her silhouette is pouring into darkness
eyes so sensuous, color still a puzzle
light reflects her exterior
into a lyric of richness

"mind saunters, heart shimmers, body smoulders
yet the artist in him can only falter for a little while"


vivinfrance said...

I love the smouldering passion inherent in this!

Marianne said...

Beautiful poem! I loved: "her wholeness is a rich lyric." I used saunter in my title, too!

Mary said...

A poem rich in sensuality and sensitivity. I love the sauntering of the mind.

Thanks for taking part in Poetry Pantry. Mine:

Daydreamertoo said...

All very sensual. I sometimes wonder how artists do feel when they paint a nude subject. They must be 'moved'
Lovely poem.

Benjamin Thomas said...

This is very sweet! liked your use of words.

Paula Wanken - When Words Escape said...

Loved those last two lines -- summed up the "tension" between subject and artist.

Laurie Kolp said...

Ahh... love this... especially:

wild beauty is no alliteration
yet it resounds within him
every pore of his on fire

Janine Bollée said...

Some women have everything going for them, don't they?
Your poem has such a coating of lustrous varnish

Unknown said...

As an artist and writer who works from inner vision rather than live model, I've often wondered about the energy and connection that must occur between artist and subject. You've hit on a very likely scenario, and done so interestingly, lyrically.

keiths ramblings said...

Oh yes, that's really sensual! You never disappoint!

Serena said...

wild beauty is no alliteration
yet it resounds within him
every pore of his on fire

This is very beautiful... I really like your style and your word choices. You make me fall in love with English all over again!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Love the picture painted here of her wild beauty". You took me there, inside his mind.

Elizabeth said...

Beautifully accomplished, sensuous and lyrical. Especially like those last two lines,


Myrna R. said...

You captured such a realistic glimpse into the relationship that may exist between artist an subject. So well done.

Audrey Howitt aka Divalounger said...

Lush and beautifully written!

ayala said...

Sensual and beautiful.

emmett wheatfall said...

I love poems about passion and romance. I also like the repeat of a phrase, it gives it greater emphasis. A beautiful write!

Unknown said...

I like the mirrored image effect here, where the lines early and repeated, yet in a varied order later, offering a new aspect. Great write. Thanks

Belva Rae Staples said...

This piece is rich with sensual imagery and passion! I love it!

my heart's love songs said...

"her wholeness is a rich lyric"

beautiful! and i love the ending!

Brother Ollie said...

nice - what a great flow

Anonymous said...

amazing imagery.