Painted Poem

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Quadrille:  Poem For Me, using the word ‘poem’.
(posted by Victoria)

Painting behind my eyes
tries to write itself
into a poem. Vermilion
tickles tongue. Wide brush
of sky glides bluely
along, bumping into
beaming face of luminous
lemon. Stubborn. Won’t
budge, even when
nudged by silver twinkles.
Can this painting
shape-shift to poem?

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About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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25 Responses to Painted Poem

  1. I’d like to hit “like” over and over. The idea of shape-shifting art into poetry–and vice versa. And still we can’t touch the real thing.

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  2. Of I do love the colors in this…

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  3. Jo-Anne Teal says:

    Delightful use of colour. My favourite phrase: Won’t budge, even when nudged by silver twinkles.
    Nicely done!

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  4. qbit says:

    “Vermilion
    tickles tongue. Wide brush
    of sky glides bluely
    along,”

    Wonderful!

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  5. rothpoetry says:

    Love your comparison of painting and poetry! Painting behind your eyes… nice!
    Dwight

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  6. wildchild47 says:

    Wide brush
    of sky glides bluely
    along, bumping into
    beaming face of luminous
    lemon. Stubborn. Won’t
    budge,

    …. oh this just sits in the mouth and the mind and creates such a great image …. love this from start to finish …. 🙂

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  7. I love how you paint with words and brush colours into your poems, especially
    ‘Vermilion
    tickles tongue. Wide brush
    of sky glides bluely
    along, bumping into
    beaming face of luminous
    lemon’
    is so gorgeous! :o) xxx

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  8. Frank Hubeny says:

    If the painting goes transforms into something meaningful the words may appear.

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  9. Sanaa Rizvi says:

    Such stunning color imagery in this, Sara!💞 Yes I believe it can! 😀

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  10. annell4 says:

    Yes, it can. Red, yellow and blue will do.

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  11. whimsygizmo says:

    Oh, yes. I do believe it did.
    All that color. Wonderful.

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  12. Cool. The visual imagery of one art form trying to morph into another art form. Such deft brush strokes, colorfully drawn.

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  13. Beverly Crawford says:

    Color captured in words! Well done.

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