Friday, April 28, 2006

But Now...

How do you
fall in love with a photograph?
I don’t know,
never have,
but now…

I’ve always
preferred wood
to paint,
even graying and split,
but now…

The back of her head
could have snakes
slithering
on rotted skin,
but now…

I don’t care.

20 comments:

Aurora said...

Pat, I hate to break the news to you, and well, you'd just better be strong, but - I'm pretty sure that Mona Lisa is kinda sorta maybe -- dead.

sangeet said...

:) to Aurora's comment

Intriguing piece Pat!

Sangeet

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

I've fell in love with many photos -- never thought of that, though
(no, I'm not talking about what you may be thinking :) )
happy friday!
Andrew

Borut said...

I don't care... about anything else... but now...:)Living Now Press

Queen Neetee said...

Oh that love, no matter the presentation, if the mood is right, so then follows the heart.

This is a lovely soulful poem.

boulies said...

Pat, I mentioned on an earlier comment that your poetry has taken on a new dimension from what I've first read of yours. I wonder if you're feeling this. There's really something happening here and I'm totally into it!

polona said...

lovely, pat, just lovely!
hold on to this muse of yours!

Poetry by Kai said...

such a way with words...

Pris said...

Pat,
I like the way you think! That offbeat way of seeing the world. Mark of a good poet, yes! Loved this...now you have ME thinking about what the rear is like on some photos of people I've seen and liked.:-)

SarahJane said...

I liked this, too.
which photograph?

exquisite corpse said...

lOveLy PoeM
Y oU h AvE HerE

NicE WoRk

Pat Paulk said...

Are you sure???

Thanks Sangeet!! I don't think she's right!

Andrew I had an excellent Friday, thank you!! I'd never call what I was thinking "love"!!

Borut, now is th time, isn't it!!

Thank you QNT!! Your comments are always a pleasure to read!!

Thank you Boulies for the wonderful compliment!! I've found a style I'm definitely comfortable with.

Thanks Polona!! I have to, she knows way toooo much to let her escape!!

Kai, your comments are greatly appreciated!!

Pris, thank you!! And I was just thinking about the backs of their heads. Next time I'll look down!!

SarahJ, thank you!! I would tell, but not now...

Exquisite Corpse THanK YoU!!

whitney said...

You know how I feel about photographs, Pat. ;o)
And, no...I have never sent any of my photos out for publication...I have never thought about it, honestly.
Haha. I wouldn't know where to even begin.

Maddy said...

i have fallen in love with
photo's and one in particular
quite recently...
and then i met them and they
were even more than what i
saw in the picture...

great poem - you have a sure
worded gift...

Lukas Abrhm said...

holy crap fella.
this is where i sit.
the whims.

lukas.

its_baxter said...

i agree, this is intriguing. nice new picture :)

Natalia L. Rudychev said...

Brevity of expression that conceals a very strong emotion which is sealed by the final "I don't care". Powerful write.

Pat Paulk said...

Whitney I do! You should!! You're a very inspiring and talented young lady!!

Maddy, as always, thank you very much!! Good luck with your photograph!!

Lukas, thanks for coming by!!

Ruthanne, thank you for the kind compliment!!

Natalia, your comments have come to mean alot, thank you!

EATING POETRY said...

sums up love gone to waste... the apathy mixed with emotion of still caring slightly.

bre said...

neat imagery.