Saturday, September 14, 2013

Fragility



Fragile
leaves, I’m a tree
unyielding, like a storm
I’ll not lay blame on changing clouds,
nor the quickening sands, moulding my hands
into pearls, layered hard, shiny -
Peel away  skin  at  night:  
blood, scars, fears- I’m
Fragile



Posted for Imaginary Garden for Real Toads - I am featuring the lovely work of Kathryn Dyche Dechairo.   There's a give-away for those participating until OLN Monday.   Thanks Kathryn !!!
Poetry form:   Rictameter (9 lines) 

Shared with Poets United

39 comments:

  1. there is a lot of strength in the trees as well....though they go through much and live in the fragile balance of nature there are those that live on strong well beyond...pretty cool...and i love kathryn's art...

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  2. Grace, love where you went with this. I gain so much strength from nature, particularly when I myself am feeling fragile. Thanks for using my artwork as your inspiration this week, I'm so excited to see everyone's entries.

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    1. Your work is lovely dear ~ I was particularly struck when you said that you start with painting the canvas black ~

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    2. I too am intrigued with how you begin your paintings. Your work is incredibly lovely!!!!

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  3. Lovely, Grace. I do picture those leaves...more fragile especially this time of year.

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    1. Thanks Mary ~ I feel for those leaves about to fall now ~

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  4. I love this form ... and I love this poem!!!

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  5. "Moulding my hands into pearls" That is a lovely image, Grace.

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  6. We know we're strong. We struggle to admit when we are not. Well done.

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  7. I was most struck by the closing lines....peel away skin at night...I'm fragile. In those dark hours is when we feel it most.

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  8. Beautifully done.
    Thanks for today's prompt.
    K

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  9. Your work is always brimming with richness, Grace yet it all flows together so...gracefully. Beautiful writing and thank you so much for the introduction to Kathryn's work and for the great challenge!! :) Happy weekend to you!

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  10. Fragile and yet lots of strength all at the same time

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  11. So beautiful...fall is a fragile time yet is is the strength that lays a bed for spring to blossom from

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  12. ...we're all fragile in ev'ry sense....confidence & trust are what shape us to come out stronger beyond the known fragility... i loved this Grace... both theme & form... smiles...

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  13. We are fragile; men and women have their own particular fragility even when they are outwardly strong. I agree with Sherry "I was most struck by the closing lines....peel away skin at night...I'm fragile. In those dark hours is when we feel it most." Lovely poem and the form was perfect for it.

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  14. I love this fragile strength. You really are grace-ful!

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  15. Beautifully done, Grace. Yes, even fragility is a priceless treasure of immeasurable worth!
    Thanks for introducing Kathryn Dyche Dechairo's work!

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  16. Such a grateful tree you are, Grace...love it!

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  17. Fragility in all its humility! It helps shape the personality! Nicely Grace!

    Hank

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  18. I too am struck by moulding my hands into pearls--beautiful Grace--

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  19. Glorious artwork. And the perfect words to express that beauty that is inherent in my friends, the trees. Just beautiful!

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  20. evocative words. and indeed a remarkable artwork.

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  21. A stirring pairing of form and image Grace!

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  22. So delicate and fragile!
    I felt the dance of life
    in this poem

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  23. I like the peel away part...very fragile. I also like the way you shaped the poem

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  24. Fragile, but not weak ... fragile leaves, becomes merely the top layer ....

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  25. Yes it is possible to be strong as a tree and, at the same time, fragile! Enjoyed this poems unfolding!

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  26. I really admire how you this piece out with a concept and then define that....well done and viva la

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  27. Love the way you begin and come back to "fragile" with a pearl in the middle!

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  28. The transition from the tree’s fragility to the writer’s was flawless—I love how it all pivoted on the quickening sands.
    Thank you so much for introducing us to Kathryn’s art—so wonderful to read the multi textured pieces it has inspired.

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  29. Our strengths and weaknesses play the yin/yang of our existence. They coexist in balance! They are our building blocks, Grace! Well written!

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  30. great images....beautifully written....

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  31. I love this line: "I’ll not lay blame on changing clouds"

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