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

Tuesday, October 28, 2008
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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

 

smiles

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,

Regis
Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson 11/12/2008
Well written , you've captured The mood and place.......M
Reviewed by John Flanagan 10/29/2008
Donna,
Gorgeously original, the deliberately fragmented phrasing making whole poetic sense, truly worthwhile writing.
John
Reviewed by richard cederberg 10/29/2008
Donna, these are well conceptualized vignette's. I enjoyed reading them. Your den page looks great.
Richard
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,
Karen
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.
hugs
fee



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