Wednesday, January 25, 2006

A View of Starting Over


Women
opening with strength
arms raised
and linked
over a coffee table
movie stars and video clips
tracking the laughter
until
I raise a single arm
above my body




Different Women
mirrors, coffee cups and tears
captivating the viewers
by lowered arms tucked inward
hands clenched against the others
until
the hurt erupts
followed slowly by healing words
then peace
then friendship

I watch
arm still raised
while I look longingly into their mirror



girl before a mirror by Picasso

14 comments:

Fred said...

Peace. Friendship. We all need more of that.

Barbara said...

Carol - I don't know what to say, your poem has me still thinking. I'm trying to figure out what you were thinking while writing this poem.

Carol said...

Hi Fred,
Sometimes there needs to be a struggle before peace.

Hi Barbara,
I thought the images might help...

Lish said...

Love the poem and the painting!

Bar Bar A said...

Very interesting - I think I understand but I've heard it say that the best poetry can be interpreted differently by different people.

Perfect art to go with it.

brother terry said...

Beautiful Carol!

We call The View the "Angry Woman" show.

peace,

Veronika said...

That's really beautiful.
Hey, I heard there's going to be a reception party at your house (site)after the Blog Olympics, How will we get there? Is there a shuttle bus?

Barbara said...

Say Carol - I notice that you (Lucy) have your arms raised high.

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J. Andrew Lockhart said...

I like the Picasso
Andrew

Carol said...

Thanks Lish!

Barbara Elle,
I agree about the Picasso. I love it.

Brother Terry,
I really don't watch tv that much but since I've have this cold that won't go away, I have been indulging in daytime tv. Interesting diversion!

Veronika,
The bronze winners will have a limousine pick them up right from their blog to mine. All others are welcome to take the shuttle which runs every 10 minutes.

Now Barbara, it is not good to mix metaphors!

Sister Celtic,
Thanks for the submissions. There are some changes for this week's Friendly Friday only. More about that tomorrow. I have them down for the 3rd of Feb.

monica said...

Loved it.

mompoet said...

What a beautiful contrast and resolution. Good work on the poem, and ditto for the art choice. I haven't seen that painting before, and I don't watch TV during the day either (except when I have a bad cold, then it's such a delicious indulgence).

Carol, that post we talked about is ready whenever you are.

Be well, be happy, dance the silly dance as often as you can.
mp

Carol said...

Thanks Kdubs and Mompoet!

(mp-I saw the post and 'tis great)