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Her Face
by Ruan Mills Burke
Monday, April 02, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Impression of a woman


 

Her skin ablaze with time’s events

Her eyes downcast, lest thoughts revealed

Her mind a maze of life’s contents

Expression masked - a folded shield

 

She bears her tapestry of years

In red of rage and purple coy

Green of envy, grey of fears

Blue of sorrow, orange joy

 

The structure of her face defined

Tenaciousness on brow-line firm

 Her inner strength on jaw designed

To stand defiant, on her terms

 

Ochre flares of vigour seek

To hint at spark in hidden eyes

Gentle contour, soft of cheek

Her loving nature in disguise

 

This vibrant woman, captured thus

In all her radiant, glorious hue

Her character bestowed on us

Each glowing shade, a vital clue

 

Our artist sees her in mind’s eye

Each brush-stroke brings his vision forth

His canvas yields, without decry

Impression of intuitive worth.

 

 

 

 

 

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Reviewed by Ronald Hull 4/4/2012
You have vividly captured the colors of the artist's intent.

Ron
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 4/3/2012
Quite captivating - both poem and graphic.
Reviewed by Budd Nelson 4/2/2012
Ruan,
The artist had caught the multifaceted nature of his subject in the varying auras of her complexity. You have given a wonderful song to the visual portrail, your adept pen has added greatly to the artist brush, thank you for your depth of preception.
Budd
Reviewed by Debbie Lacy 4/2/2012
We women are mysticial creatures! It just depends on the day! :) Enjoyed the impression of woman and thanks for sharing!

Reviewed by Asa Seeley 4/2/2012
both forms of art (poetry and image) are very good. thanks for sharing.

asa
Reviewed by Ruan Mills Burke 4/2/2012
That wasn't my intention, Pat. Was just talking about the painting.
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton 4/2/2012
I think this is a wonderfully penned portrait of this photo of the woman, and one that you can be proud of. I have always liked poems which dig inside the portraits and find what is missing from the naked eye, and you have done that quite well here.
Reviewed by pat medlin 4/2/2012
you've aptly explained why men will NEVER be able to figure us out. This is magical....now the counterpart...a kalidescope of man...hmmm
i know you could...p
Reviewed by Donna Chandler 4/2/2012
Women are indeed complex creatures, which you have captured beautifully.

Donna
Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger 4/2/2012
A canvas bestows her character in colourful hues. Beautifully penned Ruan.
Lady Mary Ann
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