Contemplating.

Contemplating.
Wayzata, Minnesota

Monday, July 23, 2012

The Mag 127

THE MAG




"Figure Eight" by Franz Kline 1952
prompt by Tess Kincaid


 

The Hidden One


 
Each insertion of ink upon her bare skin
like a mellow summer's eve slipping
in up-and-down motion.

The initial layout begins before
 the long stroke of a shader makes her
 one of the painted people.

Marked indelibly beyond her own skin,
defined by personal expression
 wrapped tightly in potency and duration
this art on man.






 
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20 comments:

ninotaziz said...

Wow, I see the invisible art
which leaves deeper marks
and the obvious tattoo
Which comes and go.

Brian Miller said...

nice...the obvious is tattoos in this, but it also made me think of the cultures where this is a right of passage as well....

Little Nell said...

What a creative take on this prompt. Well done Karen. You’ve pointed up the indelibiity of this ‘art of man’ very well. I couldn’t get inspired this week for some reason, so I take my hat off to you.

Kutamun said...

This has agiven me a kind if inner tatto, which i shall wear with pride cor ever , thanks

Laurie Kolp said...

Impressive... I love how everyone comes up with such unique and different takes on the pictures. I especially like your first stanza.

Daydreamertoo said...

I love the way the tattoo permanently marks the skin and yet, the marks go beyond it all and, we (humans) do tend to define people by what we see. Especially our thoughts on women with tattoos.
What a great and unique take on the prompt. :)

Wayne Pitchko said...

creative indeed....thanks for sharing your words

Jenny Woolf said...

Oh this is good. I would have been totally stumped by that prompt !!

Tess Kincaid said...

I've been considering one...

zongrik said...

i like the indelible part

dark feathers dead crows

Helen said...

Really enjoyed this unique approach to the prompt!!!!

Linda said...

Your poem has intimacy and is fresh. This is such a unique expression of the painting. Thank you for sharing this, Karen.

Leovi said...

Fascinating poem! Yes, I like The Hidden One

Kathe W. said...

inspirational take-I too especially like the first stanza...

Susan said...

Great topic! I loved reading and thinking about this.

"The Hidden One" is still hidden, isn't she? She either hides the tattoo or lets the tattoo hide her "wrapped tightly in potency and duration."

I like the feel of tattooing comparedto "a mellow summer's eve" and also the final strokes making her "one of the painted people."

Other Mary said...

Oh, I never thought of tatoos. And so lyrical - this is a little gem.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Tattoos do not bother me, as long as they are in a discreet location and of good taste. Nonetheless, your poem makes tattooing sound plumb elegant!

Bee's Blog said...

This is a clever take. I love the entire piece but the final two lines left me almost speechless. Great.

Lyn said...

I felt this on my skin..so visceral..brilliant!

hyperCRYPTICal said...

A very clever take on The Mag. Bravo!

Anna :o]