Fingerprinting Portrait 02 by Juggle5
Fingerprinting Portrait 02 by Juggle5

This Fib chain was written for the Monday Mural prompt at Poefusion. Enjoy.

forms in
my fingers form you
pixelated grayscale wonder

you, this
face coming
out of my mind to
stare at me from paper, wordless?

for the
behind your silent
eyes, paintbrushes, and collapsed spine

Written 8/31/08
© 2008 Nicole Nicholson. All Rights Reserved.

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About ravenswingpoetry

I am a 38 year old writer from Columbus, OH and the creator of Raven's Wing Poetry. I am a poet, seeker, fellow traveler, and autistic.
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7 Responses to Portrait

  1. paisley says:

    you are just on a roll aren’t you… another beauty!!!!

  2. Your words are beautiful, Raven. These fibs delve into the portrait so well. I especially liked the first and last fibs. Have a nice night.

  3. Curious about “fibs!” Will have to look into that; no idea what they are. What an interesting way of creating a portrait, and it sounds like an interesting way of creating a poem as well. The last words here leap out at me, “collapsed spine.” So unexpected!

  4. cordieb says:

    Another masterpiece, I must say. I’ve enjoyed the short time I’ve had to visit here today and I certainly will visit more often and whenever time permits. Your poetry is very soul inspired and certainly touches my heart. I especially liked “Story Teller,” “A QUEEN’S EPISTLE” and “Edge.” I was absolutely blown away by those, and those are the only one’s I’ve had time to read today; so from what I’ve read, I know I’ll be pleasantly intrigued by the others as well. Thanks again for sharing your art! Peace, Light and Love to you and yours. . . CordieB.

  5. nathan1313 says:

    Wonderful work. I es0pecialliy like “collapsed spine.” Well, the whole last line is surprising. There’s a great tone of questioning here that moves the poem forward.

  6. Thank you, everyone.

    This was difficult to write, considering I don’t know that much about Chuck Close. But his face…seemed to form out of a mist in my mind, and I imagined it was like that for the artist when she created this painting. I’ve never seen a fingerprint painting, and this was intriguing.


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