Wayzata, Minnesota

Monday, April 22, 2013

The Mag - 165

"Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well."
 - Aristotle

My Magpie Tales, arrives from the depths of a windswept island, and Tess for -
The Mag

Monhegan's Schoolteacher 2004 by Jamie Wyeth

Monhegan Island

 Eyes To the Window, Questing.

He's a painter by day and window gazer by night.
She's his latest subject perched behind an open window.
Yearning for the play of his hands
her nakedness invites him in.
Trembling he strokes the bareness of his brush
he knows each breath she draws
is begging him on into the might
of her heart's eager bite.


TexWisGirl said...

very nice!

darlin said...

Fantastic Karen! A love tale in the making. :-)

JJ said...

I know Aristotle was right - once upon a time.

Monhegan Island is up in my old stomping grounds. I love that too.

I don't trust painters who peer into windows. I'll have to read the rest of the story.

Leovi said...

Exquisite poem, lovely!

Gail said...

Well done.

Cloudia said...

Most lovely prompt and your powerful response. I'm grateful for you in my life.

Helen said...

I enjoyed your emphasis on the painter, very nice, Karen.

izzy said...

Monhegan and the beginning of this
took we way back! Thanks!

anthonynorth said...

Beautifully penned.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

When I saw the image, my mind went blank...again.

Lily Strange said...

Beautifully constructed. Only a poet could make the creepy peeper seem like a sympathetic soul! Perhaps I'm just misunderstanding his artistic intent.

Kathe W. said...

sensual and lovely poem.
and I really appreciate Aristotles quote.

Kutamun said...

So existential , painting her into being , an act of passionate love if there ever was....

Sara McNulty said...

I love your take on this prompt. Last two lines were delicious!

Margaret said...

Such a lovely thing for a lover to do... paint his love. Sometimes a woman, sometimes a red house :)