Saturday, 28 September 2013

because (( i )) can


fur against skin, 
we discover kinship and language:
vertical emptiness under 

sky, but where
i stall at black void-
you form possibilities

as you hang  
upon bare autumn trees hot 
dripping glue strands

your artist's hands
molding my world to snow -
glazed pristine silver 

suddenly my arms
branch to write blooming roses  
my feet garden 

lush green, i 
weave magical tales:  bear-clad prince, 
stolen treasures underneath

forest trees, i 
tower, my eyes can ((finally)) believe  
what (( i )) can be:

clouds-lifted, fearless, i 
rest words on page ((& nestle close to)) you,  
warm as sun   


SCHNEEWEISSCHEN (Snow-White) by Catrin Welz-Stein

Posted for D'verse Poets Pub - We are writing poems based on lovely artwork of Catrin Welz-Stein via Redbubble ~
Poetry form:   Collum lunes (3-5-3 words, mostly ha~) 

34 comments:

  1. i like how those different characters inspire each other and make each other fruitful.. the arms branching...so much life and growth in there...such richness and the nestling close in the end... really... i want an icebear now..

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    1. I love it when partners & artists inspire each other ~ Thanks Claudia ~

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  2. nice...love the intimacy of their artist hands moulding your world of snow....love the echo ((i)) as well...cool use of punctuation...the branching arms writing blooming roses....very cool element...

    happy saturday

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    1. Learning punctuation from you Brian, thanks ~

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  3. This is lovely, Grace. The first two lines ring loud and true. There's just something about touch and hugs that connects souls.

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    1. I agree on that connection ~ Thanks Laurie ~

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  4. I do love me some collum lunes, and these are sterling. I would have gone with the Nordic legends of the bear being a prince, cursed by a witch, and only the true love of a maiden would save him; yet for me, in the painting, he is sad because the maiden is inattentive, already concentrating on elsewhere & others; that is the heartbreaking message in Art.

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    1. Funny how we see different things with the same picture, smiles ~ Thanks for the visit Glenn ~

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  5. I like how you portray the partnership between these two very different characters Grace!

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  6. I love the second verse in each stanza :)
    And that Snow White picture is just amazing

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  7. Ah... that is lovely. A feel of a fairy-tale.

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  8. Fur and skin, that could get the rednecks delighted haha like how you used the two

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  9. You always phrase and string words so beautifully, Grace. I love this:

    "suddenly my arms
    branch to write blooming roses
    my feet garden"

    Excellent tale woven. :)

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  10. This was one of my favorite images by this artist and I love how it inspired your verse. So very beautiful.

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  11. The opening is my favorite when skin and fur touch...a special moment of connection between two realms.

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  12. I like the kinship between the young woman and the bear & the way they show warmth to one another despite their differences.

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  13. This was a very odd image--compelling but kind of strange and I almost found it a distraction from the poem as it is almost too literal, whereas much in the poem seems imagistic. It is a super interesting poem- I especially liked the close which felt to me like a person in love with their fantastical creation, their work--quirky but very well done. Thanks, Grace. Thanks too for linking my post--I'm not sure what I did wrong, but thanks. k.

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    1. ps - it's Karin from Manicddaily, still on iPad. k.

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  14. Fur and skin - I'm glad you saw sweet love.. And how they will share a love together

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  15. animal /human , fur/skin /unite/ bond. Your words have made this artwork come alive to me Grace - stunning- thank you.

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  16. Beautiful work Grace, it's absolute art, I'm as impressed as I always am!

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  17. I love these characters as well....... You are sure a true nature expressionist!

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  18. suddenly my arms
    branch to write blooming roses
    my feet garden

    lush green, i
    weave magical tales: bear-clad prince,
    stolen treasures underneath


    fantastic !!

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  19. chant rythm here. the closing is especially nice, the contrast of your word choices against the image. lovely.

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  20. Very dreamy and lovely Grace. Your words are perfect for the picture. I love the 'marriage' of art and inspiration.

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  21. I love how you brought them together. Beautiful. Have a wonderful week!

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  22. It's that kinship that binds even between beings poles apart. It's a tendency not common but you blend them together just the same and done it very well! Nicely Grace!

    Hank

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  23. Your imagery is so striking. I really like this, Grace.

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  24. A beautiful homage to collaborative creativity.

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  25. Inspirational one line to the next. So well connected!

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  26. Oh, how important to have someone who can see different possibilities that we can. :)

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  27. Oh wow, very uplifting and inspirational...my eyes believe what I can be...Oh yes!! Wonderful!!

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