A ‘waltz wave’ poem
fierce pounding rocks his chest; hot flush spread- ing o- ver... oh, don't look away- don't- hesitate... no, no- she's waiting for... hoping those flowers are for her- just- let... go
d’Verse poetics prompt: An artist gets his due
At d’Verse, we are encouraged to write poems inspired by one of five paintings by Norwegian artist Thorvald Hellesen (1888 – 1937). Click here to see all five paintings.
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When it comes to partnership, some humans can make their lives alone – it’s possible. But creatively, it’s more like painting: you can’t just use the same colours in every painting. It’s just not an option. You can’t take the same photograph every time and live with art forms with no differences.–Ben Harper (b. 1969)
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45 thoughts on “Hot flush, or: Fierce pounding”
I like that you took angst and really showed the inner torture of such awkward moments.
💖🙏🏻 Paul 🙏🏻💖
If he keeps them behind his back he doesn’t have to decide right away if she is the right person to receive them. He should just trust his gut.
💗🙏🏻 Christine 🙏🏻💗 ~ true!
This is such a good take on the portrait David 🌹🌹🌹
🖤🙏🏻 Ange 🙏🏻🖤 ~ thanks!
I love the inspiration you drew here David — an effective and well written piece my friend, with nice romantic energy! 🙂👍🏼✌🏼
💚🙏🏻 Rob 🙏🏻💚
Oh those sharp line breaks really mimic the racing heart and emotions…
💛🙏🏻 Mish 🙏🏻💛
Written from experience?? The Waltz Wave was a great choice for this one!
💖🙏🏻 Muri 🙏🏻💖
Love the Hellesen’s fellow with the flowers restored, in your poem at least. I don’t like Cubism stuff. But with your imagination they might lead to something rewarding.
💖🙏🏻 Jim 🙏🏻💖 ~ merçi beaucoup!
Great poem. The line breaks are inspired.
❤️🙏🏻 Misky 🙏🏻❤️ ~ thanks!