Portrait

Fingerprinting Portrait 02 by Juggle5
Fingerprinting Portrait 02 by Juggle5

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

-Nicole
———————————————-
a
face
forms in
fingerprints
my fingers form you
pixelated grayscale wonder

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

I
probe
for the
mysteries
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.

    -Nicole

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