Thursday, August 23, 2018

Prism



your sky is lavender 
and curlicue of colors
         rose auburn, dark pink, teal
threading through tapestry
of rye knots and countless loops

you think of raspberry 
                                  thoughts
on a long solitary flight
you smell sour apples in
                                  unfinished songs

taste stings of wasp and exotic spices 
           in warblings of guitar hymms
                  
as you dab your vision on canvas
your skin is luminous
growing light between layers
of  unsaturated darkness, 
                                        shades
you never settle 
                          in






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21 comments:

  1. Ah, this sounds like it could be about me (and you, too).

    I love it.

    Add one more "m," and you'll have a yummy "mmm" in your version of "hymns/hims."

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  2. A lovely poem and a most interesting painting

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  3. Ah, I like this view through the prism, with all the hues and moods reflected and refracted in such a beautiful manner. From raspberry thoughts to warbling of guitar hymns, it is so well done.
    I loved this bit as well: "your skin is luminous/growing light between layers/of unsaturated darkness".

    -HA

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  4. Wowwww! This is absolutely breathtaking, Grace 💞 especially love; "you think of raspberry thoughts on a long solitary flight.." so eloquent!💞

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  5. Beautiful in colours, shape and words, Grace! The painting is gorgeous.
    I love the phrase 'curlicue of colors', the tapestry imagery, and the raspberry thoughts.

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  6. Cool, romantic piece--and the form is different for you; I really like it. I love the line /you smell sour apples in/unfinished songs/.

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  7. In love both the poem and the painting!

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  8. Sure one filled canvas indeed would take seed.

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  9. How beautifully you paint with words.

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  10. I really liked the flow of this. Lovely. Especially the ending.

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  11. There's a real density to the sensual details here. Reading through it a few times, I see part of this is achieved by keep the sentences short and declarative so the weight is on the objects and complements. Good technique!

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  12. A prism does that certainly - shades of colors and rays now beautifully extended to other situations. Great word craft Grace!

    Hank

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  13. I just came from teal's blog and her poem, and it is so redolent of this one -- though yours seems to ride the needle of making where hers observes where it goes. Anyway the sensory moments and fragrant and delicious here. Who needs more?

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  14. Color and light fills every space in some way
    Lovely poem

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  15. you think of raspberry
    thoughts
    on a long solitary flight


    as you dab your vision on canvas
    your skin is luminous
    growing light between layers
    of unsaturated darkness,
    shades
    you never settle
    in


    so atmospheric for the ambiance, the elegance, yet somewhat jarring resonance too - yet still, herein there is a very fascinating sense of beauty, appreciation ~

    this is a bit like trying to de-code a prism, to be enraptured, and yet for all the science in the understanding, sometimes, the truth for the beauty lies in the mystery - and just slipping into its magic -

    interesting poem and definitely a very beautiful image - and yes, how fascinating to try to translate from image to words - to consider the senses, and how perceptions can be so different; synesthesia is an intriguing avenue

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  16. A beautiful poem, Grace. I am an artist and the colors take you in.

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  17. I like these lines: "as you dab your vision on canvas
    your skin is luminous"

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  18. All the senses going here -. "rye knots...and raspberry thoughts" is delish.

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  19. Gorgeous ekphrastic poem for “Live in Layers” and perhaps for the life in “Live in Layers” so colorful and gently dynamic. 💜

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  20. A lovely array of images! Beautiful!

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