General Poetry posted September 27, 2023

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Finding Your Muse Club Event - Work of Art

Moody Blues

by K.L. Rockquemore

Scarlet silk robe
falls from her shoulders
draping planks of aged oak
“Mademoiselle, if you please,"
he gestures ~
natural light filters
from above
her vulnerability exposed,
like a broken winged dove 
she comes to rest into 
a velvety settee.
In silence
she poses
as persistent
torment weighs
upon her bowed head
unable to quell,
wrapped in fragility
she contemplates life
how it has defined her.
Endless love
forever faded
reflection reveals
dejection ~
her heart now sealed
no tears left to cry 
nor tears left to hide.
Hues of cobalt
shape sensual 
Tahitian curves
pieced together 
with masterful fluidity ~
painting with paper
fragments sculpted
becoming whole  
a figure emerges
needing to heal her soul.
Percipient eyes
see what alludes her
fiery spirit
stoic and bold ~

a heart more pure
than new-fallen snow
will once again open
releasing her woe.
Portrait of blues
nearly complete
he offers a smile
his warmth 
brightens her expression
uplifting the mood
her essence ~ his muse.


Finding Your Muse Club Event last week was to choose any work of art
and write what you see, want you feel, or create a narrative.

I selected Blue Nude #2 from my favorite French artist, Henri Matisse.

My intention was to write this verse as if the image was a real woman
that he invited to come to his studio and pose.
She is heartbroken and depressed, however Matisse see's her in a
different light.
I wanted to paint a picture of their session from beginning to end.

Henri Matisse, a French neo-impressionist expressive artist developed
his paper cut out technique because abdominal surgery left him unable
to stand and paint.

His love of Tahitian sculpture influenced the Blue Nudes and his work
towards the end of his career. He died on November 3, 1954 at 84.

Club entry for the "WRITE A LETTER TO YOUR YOUNGER SELF" event in "FINDING YOUR MUSE".  Locate a writing club.
Pays one point and 2 member cents.

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