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The Kiss

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The Kiss

Creases woven in fabric like May petals
Sunk into heavy mud.
As a child, I’ve always been afraid
Of standing near a cliffs edge.
Wrapped in arms, folded; placed neatly.
Matches in a match box.
Igniting a flame, when pursed lips
Smooth the center of my cheek.
Desperately seeking colors
Falling through the holes of my fingers.
As a child I imagined a kiss being
Sedimentary.
But this- The Kiss -
Blankets me in igneous.
Like falling into lava deems delicate.
Forever graven on my palms
As I melt softly
Into the weak pulsations of your throat
Spiraling down beyond the cliffs teeth
Biting as I curl my toes into soft sand
Like warm rice pudding on my tongue.
Radiating glory through my veins,
Injected with love from a painful needle
Because as a child I was taught
The best of things
Hurt the most.

(Based off of the painting The Kiss by Gustav Klimt)

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  1. Date: 2/9/2013 7:27:00 AM

    Congratulations Katie, will look this one up, well done xx

  1. Date: 2/8/2013 8:44:00 PM

    Katie, :-) Congratulations with your wonderful win in Heather's "Famous Art" poetry contest. *Goodnight~LINDA

  1. Date: 2/8/2013 4:34:00 PM

    I went to find the picture. It's very interesting to see what people are choosing. I just love how you made it your own with this poem! Congrats on your win.

  1. Date: 2/8/2013 1:54:00 PM

    Where's the link?? : ) Congratulations on you top win, Katie! Ruben.

  1. Date: 2/8/2013 1:45:00 PM

    A great poem to honour the essence of this well known painting. Congratulations on your win, Katie.

  1. Date: 2/8/2013 12:52:00 PM

    Katie, you chose to describe one of my favourite paintings of all time. Your descriptions are so interesting - "blankets me in igneous" - and suit Klimt's painting perfectly. I hope to read more of your poetry soon! Congratulations on your win in my contest!

  1. Date: 2/8/2013 12:16:00 PM

    From the title, I was expecting your write to be based on the famous sculpture by Constantin Brancusi. Nevertheless, it is impressive, and I can see why it was chosen to rank among the winners in the contest. Congratulations.

  1. Date: 1/27/2013 2:22:00 PM

    Over the years, old Gustav's famous painting has inspired many poems, Katie, but I enjoyed your take on that great painting, presented to the reader in a very individualized and unique way. Your fine poem is wonderfully expressive! Carl.