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A Painter's Pine

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A Painter's Pine

The void calls through gossamer veils and widow's peak. Shifty-eyed now of necessity I lie, bone-wrapped in rosaries black as my rheumy eyes, death speaks. Uncomforted by down or velvet, role trapped corseted, board stiff with age like calf skin vellum peeled and bloodied by the dual edged knife of man. The scene is set and I shall not whimper, as do some, or call to God, or blame the fates of those whose clans remain earth-bound, when I have left this mortal glade. Pigment on canvass, linseed loosed, stretchers taut, displayed, all of this, I've had a plenty, and been royally paid. My life was art, and it was art that fanned my life's flame. So, stretch me on the pine boards and lay my edges down; monochrome me in umber, drench me in shades of brown.
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  1. Date: 2/9/2014 7:42:00 PM
    This very well penned and vocabulary, succinctly excellent. Should do more of them. Chas

  1. Date: 2/8/2014 3:46:00 PM
    Wow Deb, What an impressive poem and awesome win for you! Your poem was far more impressive than the painting I thought and that is saying a lot! Welcome to becoming a Lifetime Member too. Huge Kudos and this is going straight into my favorite. file..

    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi
    Date: 2/8/2014 4:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    That means a lot coming from you Connie!
  1. Date: 2/8/2014 9:43:00 AM
    Great use of enjambment, and the final two lines are a classic, an awesome use of painting metaphor for burial. Well deserved placement!

  1. Date: 2/5/2014 2:54:00 PM
    omygoodness.....that last line is too marvelous!!! Both stanzas are perfection, Deb. You are the amazing Deb, but then, I am never surprised!!

  1. Date: 2/5/2014 1:18:00 PM
    art finely personified, debbie... thumbs up on your fine win!

  1. Date: 2/5/2014 12:02:00 PM
    Ahh!! Great quality poetry!! Way to go with this win..Congrats..Sara

  1. Date: 2/5/2014 10:07:00 AM
    Great write and win... congrats

  1. Date: 2/5/2014 8:58:00 AM
    I love your interpretation. Congratulations Debbie.

  1. Date: 2/5/2014 12:46:00 AM
    Lovely write on Art and congrats on the fine win, debbie

  1. Date: 10/23/2013 10:41:00 AM
    Wow, Debbie,,,, totally magnificent !

  1. Date: 10/14/2013 2:55:00 PM
    A very stern piece here Debbie; lots of strong effect... I hope you are well I have found life indeed a challenge.' yet I believe in not becoming absorbed as a part of it ! If that is all I will know and act on I think that is enough.' then more will come from that, I wish you well Joe.))

    Maverick Avatar Joe Maverick
    Date: 10/14/2013 2:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I see Sara wishes you well for any contest.. If it is for a contest I think it should rank high..'
  1. Date: 10/14/2013 1:59:00 PM
    i love how you bone wrapped a beautifully penned piece

  1. Date: 10/14/2013 10:13:00 AM
    One of your best..If for the contest, reads like a winner to me..I am faving this one..Enjoyed reading it today..Sara

  1. Date: 10/14/2013 8:34:00 AM
    strong but sad pen Debbie ty for visiting my work Shadow x smile

  1. Date: 10/13/2013 9:14:00 PM
    a solemn and melacholy write ...well penned

  1. Date: 10/13/2013 12:12:00 PM
    Just dropping by to say thanks for the idea of present tense in the Nature's Improv poem "Me likes it"! It lends more of a feeling of actually being there---Great Idea!

  1. Date: 10/13/2013 9:35:00 AM
    wow...this is one powerful write from your pen...the images that unfold are haunting... excellent write my friend!

  1. Date: 10/12/2013 9:11:00 PM
    Thanks for your comments on my Wedding Day Rose poem, and yes, yes, you did get it! Maybe I will right another stanza to bring it all together, but I don't mind if readers interpret it differently. Love & Blessings, Rhonda

  1. Date: 10/12/2013 12:17:00 PM
    Wow, so impressively classic, dear Debbie! Wish you all the best! Love, Hanitra

  1. Date: 10/12/2013 8:49:00 AM
    Debbie if this is for a contest it should well, the lines are very well thought out and run quite seamless, the rhyme alters but that may be what the contest is calling for, hope you are we'll my friend...David