Posted on December 21, 2020
by Elan Mudrow
She’s not the one you know
Not from long ago
Those ancient structures gone
The timing was all wrong
Arrows missed their mark
Mixed with heavy spark
Gone is all despair
Lost in exosphere
—-No need to remember, she feels the spin around
Searching lower lands
Among forgotten hands
She is an island now
That’s all she will allow
She lives above the dust
Beyond the fragile crust
Painting in new hues
She’s not the one you knew
—-No need to recall, she feels, new shapes abound
Her thoughts like seeds have grown
Scraping clouds and sky
We know the reasons why
The ground beneath is rough
Scorched by heavy touch
She shapes old clay that’s cold
It’s she that wills the mold
—-No need to go back, she feels what she has found
(Art by Elan. Click on image to enlarge. More found here.)
Category: People, Poetry, PortraitsTags: Art, Author, Blog, Books, Life, Love, Photography, Poem, Poetry, Reading, Uncategorized, Writing
I love the repetition, hypnotizing as a pantoum.
Then, you are part of her.
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I am now also “painting in new hues”. Life=growth.
Matt (Is that your name?). Unfortunately, it’s already lyrics to a song. I have another pseudonym for my songs. Thanks though. I really do appreciate it.
Elan, I would like your permission to use this poem as lyric for a song. Of course, never to be heard, but just as inspiration for me.
Intriguing photo. Your words hang together though I can’t say how any more than I can describe the sections of the object in the picture. Beauty is a thing in itself.
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. Spoken out loud, Ear confection. When read, a Painting
Fair enough. That is one of the great things about poetry, you don’t have to explain where it comes from. I am just curious and tend to be the questioner in every group.
I enjoyed it, as I always do.
Thanks Ali. I don’t know if I could explain its inspiration in full. Many, many, many things.
Your poems are always intriguing. I would love to hear the inspiration behind this one. The image is outstanding.
Thanks so much!
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Thanks my friend.
I love this picture.
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