Caravaggio self seduction

Un-jar me
twist me open
breeze me grins and
knead me shimmered;

melt my heart
in bubble-journey;
make it me and me.

Then bring
with chiaroscuro

and lead me,
lull me gently
roses, green of leaves;
skip joyfully;
please love me soft.

Narcissus by Caravaggio

Narcissus by Caravaggio

A second Quadrille for De at dVerse, where I have used all the words up till now. I had not intended it to be about Narcissus until I found the perfect painting, and I changed just one word..

September 26, 2016

26 responses to “Caravaggio self seduction

  1. Enticing! and soothingly poetic.

    Bjorn, this is brilliant writing as always. You capture our emotions that make us humans feel in good karma and spirit. 🙂

    Thank you for you always being you.

    I’m back Bjorn. I posted a new new poem. All your inputs are very welcomed. 🙂

  2. My goodness, this is brilliant. I’ve read several poets writing about jars lately (with that having been one of the quadrille words weeks ago). It sounds quaint, the jar scenario. But goodness, not if you’re a firefly! This sounds so beautiful … a whole family of fireflies released into the night air to shine their light and perform their dance mid-air instead of in a tight space.

    I absolutely adore this poem and see it as so fitting for the world and all the magic it has to offer. You can’t keep things bottled up and contained; especially not magic.

    At the same time, that guy’s name is care-a-vag-geo … so this could be about another kind of jar too. 😉

    You sound like yourself in this piece … not your dark side, but your sweet/light side. We have to stay connected to both. It’s key.

  3. Words and picture perfectly complement Bjorn ~ Amazing work on all the quadrille words ~ Love that narcistic slant:

    melt my heart
    in bubble-journey;
    make it me and me.

  4. For once one has sympathy with Narcissus. Can’t help to wonder which word you changed to fit this most excellent painting. Prefer Caravaggio to Da Vinci and Michaelangelo.

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