Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Self Portrait

Antonio Mancini
The Sun

Commotion of self
Skirmishes with doubt
Institutionalized pastels
Zapped dark
Bold strokes
Chiaroscuro

The Moon

Cello vomits
Porridge and bread
Entertaining pedestrians
Contradictory notes
Flat then sharp
Frustrating interpretations
Explorations of id
Undress my conflicts

Of self portrait



(For One Shot Poetry Week 51)

18 comments:

Claudia said...

porridge and bread... flat and sharp... the cello vomits... love how you weave the art and music with real life in your very own original voice... fine word art here henry

Randy Behavior said...

"Explorations of id
Undress my conflicts"
I relate to those lines...

dustus said...

"Institutionalized pastels
Zapped dark
Bold strokes
Chiaroscuro"

Love that passasge, though not as much as "cello vomit." I also connect with the passage Randy quotes.

Laurie Kolp said...

Graphic images... powerful piece!

Dulce said...

i love this you do with works of art... being your words another- as good as it gets!

Fiducia said...

Lot of depth covered in each word..Flow of truth seems inevitable in your verses...'Commotion of self
Skirmishes with doubt'....Nicely put...seems right in place for the theme of thought here! Great one, once again..

Cyn Bagley said...

Really enjoyed this poem of sharp contrasts. ;-)

Kim Nelson said...

A concise concoction of what makes a man... or a woman... such a complex creature. Wondrous, really.

Steve E said...

Tell me please--do you play a violin? cello? Otherwise, and anyway, yours is a blog where I shall return, NMW!
PEACE!

James Rainsford said...

Intriguing juxtaposition of images expressing a unique voice. Thanks for sharing. Am now following your blog and look forward to retuning often. Kind regards, James.

gautami tripathy said...

Intriguing image!

a statement

Victoria said...

Very skillful blend of the elements of art and music along with a bit of psychology. The portrait is exquisite and I so enjoyed how you portrayed it.

Kavita said...

Now that's sooo original!!
Loved how you have blended the most unusual words/expressions so beautifully into one neat package...

And yet, it somehow PERFECTLY describes human nature.. each so unique.. and yet so scattered..

It's simply awesome, Henry! Bravo!!

signed...bkm said...

great work...love the undress of conflicts...a self portrait...really love what you did here a combination of nature and several art forms....thank you..bkm

Ann Grenier said...

Amazing how you seem to have been inspired by Mancini's history in choosing elements for the poem. The joy of living is to continuously renew the knowledge that we are the beautiful and horrifying blend of all you outline.

Olivia said...

Oh well well!
Very intense imagery- the kind that leaves the reader spinning!

Frustrating interpretations
That's my fave line..
hugs xox

Natasha said...

It's a buffet of art in all its forms! the undress of conflicts, frustrating interpretations, being the giver (vomiting cello!) and the receiver of the interpretations on what you had to give (cello still vomiting) I am a constant high and low,to the point where I don't know if I could brave a self portrait. I am a constant commotion of self...that is probably clearly evident in this hodgepodge comment, but so many thoughts have been brought by the piece...To this, I will certainly return to read again, Bravo!

Kerry O'Connor said...

This is an exceptional piece of abstract poetry. I loved it.

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