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the venetian rowboat after 3002 songs and waterfalls
by Donna L Quesinberry

Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Rated "G" by the Author.
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his knock her shake

hands extended


he she shake

he thinking


lift that mask from her face

she holds the mask to her face


what are eyes without masks

there's a collection of masks


she gestures he hands

her fallen words


white kitchen and black tiles

her water whistles


she in a shadow

water runs warm


he notices a waterfall in a painting

she uses big brushes with fine horsehairs


invisible paint

walls white with splatters


he places his jacket on her chair

she takes his jacket

in her mind his jacket her chair



she turns down her thermostat


a green couch and an orange shawl

red spaghetti with mushrooms green salad


her song is playing

he knows 3000 songs


her song is 3001

her channel changes


song 3002

he hums a red wood table


stains if he asked a question

he would ask where the stains are from


the game board speaks

a child tares his arm


another woman’s child

his arm the child


her child someone else’s

their child a child


wine chips juice

a mystery her rope the maid


he she the child

he she sigh a child sings


old new air cologne

fresh bread


red, black, blonde

hair his head


smoke specters mist

hidden bifocals hands wave


she wipes eyes

yawns with hair that swings


a man looks toward the house

an easter bunny hops in her square village

moist grass under morning glories

baptismal font


he she enter crosses

she a shadow he running water


a priest

a baby


steam and shadows

he she smile


her red dress

his stains


he she talk

whispers in violet blooms


their baby kicks

she stretches out


he turns and their

light enters shadows


(copyright . donna l. quesinberry-2008)




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Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 11/14/2008
likke the way you laid this relationship thing out Donna
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 11/12/2008
I appreciate your unique style, Donna. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson 11/12/2008
Well written , you've captured The mood and place.......M
Reviewed by John Flanagan 10/29/2008
Gorgeously original, the deliberately fragmented phrasing making whole poetic sense, truly worthwhile writing.
Reviewed by richard cederberg 10/29/2008
Donna, these are well conceptualized vignette's. I enjoyed reading them. Your den page looks great.
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 10/29/2008
now this, I think, is true free verse! Or free versification that epitomises how such an experience might feel after 3002 waterfalls - amazing they're still attached to the wee boat at all! Decadence and mystery of Old Venice looms large in every image. I feel like I've been drinking too much out of crystal goblets and under the strong influence of the noonday heat! :)) Truly unique and captivating. xx
Reviewed by jude forese 10/28/2008
encapsulates atmosphere with some really vivid free-flowing images reinforced by a reflective, introspective voice ...
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 10/28/2008
So much giving yet unhappiness reigns until at last in the end they both give in, endearing piece....

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 10/28/2008
Exquisite, powerful poetry, Donna, especially when spoken aloud: could hear this recited at a poetry slam. EXCELLENT.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Felix Perry 10/28/2008
I like the feel of give and take or perhaps it is all give and little take as he tries to please but nothing seems to suffice until the very end...very nice Donna.

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