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The Circle

The Circle --- A Painting By Frida Kahlo


Caught between one life and another my pain lengthens like a shadow of the moon I am crumbling into fragments like a fragile leaf, played with by the wind O' dark angel of the night You've slashed your talons across my life You have pounced, without a care... declaring my flesh and bone your own I only hear you in the silence of despair.... My world is now this moment that does not move O furtuna, sternit fortem O furtuna, rota tu volubillis Never was my life my own, never could it bend A circle, round, I cannot be........but just a line that ends Quod per sortem .... Sternit fortem, A leaf, no longer, on the tree Reflecting then, upon a sky I reach a hand upon my crown and I feel of death instead My heart shrivels dry, a blackened rose, ... Do you feel my pain? Why must the flame of life grow dim? With hope you soothe me in your whim To take it all away? This wretchedness is black as tar, I taste the bitter blood! There's darkness hidden in the depth of who I used to be I am like a leaf, played with by the wind Do not turn eyes away...! Torment me not, with heartless lust.... as flesh turns into dust! ______________________________________________________________ Based on the Painting 'THE CIRCLE' For Cyndi's Contest: "Women Who Paint --Frida Kahlo" 8/19/13 The Circle Translation O furtuna, (O' fortune) Rota tu volubilis, (you whirling wheel) Sternit fortem, (strikes down the string) Quod per sortem (since fate)

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  1. Date: 11/7/2013 11:03:00 PM
    Very lovely image and connection with Frida Kahlo, Carrie, congratulations on your win

  1. Date: 11/7/2013 8:13:00 PM
    This is my personal favorite for this contest. Congratulations on your win.

  1. Date: 11/7/2013 12:23:00 PM
    Carrie, , brilliant imagery... nice win * HUGS & LOVE <3 ~SKAT~ :)

  1. Date: 8/22/2013 4:02:00 PM
    Carrie, this must certainly be the winner, a lovely write....Peter

  1. Date: 8/22/2013 10:56:00 AM
    A lot of Hindu in this one. I'm not really familiar with Kahlo, though her self portraits speak worlds. Good stuff, Carrie

  1. Date: 8/22/2013 9:27:00 AM
    A for sure winner here! Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting on my verse. Light & Love

  1. Date: 8/22/2013 4:05:00 AM
    wow Carrie, you take me to another world, not only of limbo, but poetry, this is truly classical poetry at it's best.

  1. Date: 8/20/2013 7:55:00 AM
    You captured & harnessed a bevy of emotions here. What strong imagery!

  1. Date: 8/20/2013 3:54:00 AM
    Reads like a winner..I tried to find some of this woman's work and it was not so easy..The few that I found were excellent ...Good luck in the contest..I have only read one other one on this theme..Thanks for the visit to my work..Sara

  1. Date: 8/19/2013 8:28:00 PM
    Carrie this is absolutely stunning. The depth and eloquence of expressing this subject is phenomenal. :)