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Until I Am The Shade

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Below is the poem entitled Until I Am The Shade which was written by poet Mike Walsh. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Until I Am The Shade

 
I’ll come up to your room on Friday night
for anything you want and you can sketch me
and brood around and draw me black and white
until I am the shade you need to see me.
Incise me on a canvas spread my hair
and vignette me with soft grey green and jade
into the colour of re-entrant air
until I fit inside the frame you made.
Be bold and firm and mould me to your form
and if my skin offends against the light
subdue my titian blush at sombre dawn  
when I come up to the garret Friday night
turn down the lamp and gentle raise the fire
until I am the shade that you desire.

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  1. Date: 3/22/2014 4:35:00 PM
    A good read between the brush!

    Walsh Avatar Mike Walsh
    Date: 3/30/2014 1:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Mmm...brushed me just right...cheers Dave....m
  1. Date: 3/22/2014 9:13:00 AM
    I like the twist and turns with word, Mike. you display the artist with a playful tune.

    Walsh Avatar Mike Walsh
    Date: 3/22/2014 9:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    the artist's subject should have at least a little say don't you think ...if at the very least ...only for the consensual spreading of paint. Thanks Larry Berdoo. Wow...wot a cool name....mw
  1. Date: 3/22/2014 8:41:00 AM
    Dear Mike - Oh how I wish I could write like this. In every enchanting phrase I feel the gray growing. Bravo! love, Kathy

    Walsh Avatar Mike Walsh
    Date: 3/22/2014 10:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    fear not...i think you write very well already...and if anybody asks.... grey is just the badge we've chosen ...crikey...i think we look good in it. Thanks Kathy. Mike