The Painted Picture
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I sit upon the well-worn vinyl couch
and apprehensively await my turn
to see the doctor. Others, deep in thought,
glanced up a moment, then resumed their worlds.
I scan the room, a mixture of decor—
odd tables, lamps. But now my eyes are fixed
upon the papered wall, a strange design
of rambling shapes. Amid this chaos hangs
a painting filled with imagery of life.
I fall into this peaceful, quiet scene
as graceful birds with arched wings fly above.
Neath blue-gray skies, there winding down a hill,
a brook meanders to the lovely lake,
as nestled buildings on the velvet grass
are hugged by two dirt roads. And there, my love
with horse and wagon, riding to the house...
our home, surrounded by the blossomed trees.
Content within, I happily await...
...inside this painting, work of art, of life
secured within a well-framed boundary,
suspended on a nail upon a wall;
a sense-filled concept, so confined, compact,
divided from the abstractness beyond
its stable, gilded frame of burnished gold.
I hear my name now called, and it's my turn
to see the doctor...and my mind now leaps
outside the gilded frame...into a world...
...unlike the painted picture on the wall.
Sandra M. Haight
Contest: Within A Gilded Frame
Sponsor: Broken Wings
Painting: 'Beating The Showers Home'
Artist: Charlotte Joan Steinberg, known for her New England scenes
on Christmas cards and her paintings of Americana.
Form: Blank Verse - 10 syllables and 5 feet per line, unrhymed
Rules: NEW poem on the theme of a painting you like, but the twist is you become part of the painting, stay there awhile and write a poem if you stay in the gilded frame forever or just visit that is up to you....
Copyright © Sandra Haight | Year Posted 2016
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