PAINtress

Leisurely, you paint
in utmost care
with circling fingertips
on tingling
skin
inducing galvanism of craving,
magnetic fields connecting
currents
fierce enough to yield
crack my carapace,
let firmness melt
let soft grow hard.
and fall,
to fly
to die
again, and once again.

The Kiss by Man Ray

Today it’s Quadrille again at dVerse, De hosts and the word is magnet (and its derivations)

October 19

31 responses to “PAINtress

  1. This is gorgeously sensual, Bjorn! I especially like; “magnetic fields connecting currents fierce enough to yield crack my carapace.” 😀

  2. I enjoyed the sensuality of your quadrille, Björn. It is ambiguous in that it could be about autumn as well as about a physical relationship, especially in the opening and closing lines.

  3. Our minds plowed the same field, it seems. Yes, very sensual, and as noted, more than that. “let soft grow hard, and die, to fall, and fly, again”–some erotic wordplay, sir.

  4. This is very sensual and passionate, especially these lines:

    “crack my carapace,
    let firmness melt
    let soft grow hard.
    and fall,
    to fly
    to die
    again, and once again.”

    Letting yourself be vulnerable, letting yourself open up, that’s beautifully described in this poem. There’s so much to delve into here with this poem and take from it in its mystery and its intimate nature of finger-painting. Very beautifully penned.

  5. I was trying to think what this poem reminded me of, and Sarah has put her finger on it. It’s full of hard images, and no colour. Like a factory floor or an unfinished window display at night.

  6. Sensual and passionate. Carapace made me think of bugs, and Sarah and Jane are right that your words are “hard” and “industrial,” –until that again and once again, which to me just floats, a lover’s whispered sigh.

  7. “galvanism of craving” is quite literally the heart of this beautifully sensual poem: brilliantly constructed, Bjorn.

  8. very sensual, I could feel the way they were being attraction in the letting go, the “fierce enough to yield,” These words left me spell-bound to the Paintress!

  9. kaykuala
    inducing galvanism of craving,
    magnetic fields connecting
    currents fierce enough to yield

    They can be expected to stage a successful fight-back

    Hank

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