Paint Me MAG

July 12, 2009
By Dawn.Angelicca PLATINUM, Edison, New Jersey
Dawn.Angelicca PLATINUM, Edison, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
Nunc aut numquam.


Paint me apple red,
Or apple-orange if you wish.
Paint me as I am
As my flaws are,
As my skin dulls and wrinkles,
And as my cheeks are
Sun-splotched and shame-colored.
Paint me warm
Like the apple cider
At the fall county fairs.
Paint me as if I was the only
Unbruised apple hanging
From the tallest tree in the orchard.
Make sure you can photograph me
With your mind's eye.
Make sure you paint me as I am
But don't forget what I was like years ago
That single, unbruised apple,
Perfectly still on the table,
Once your favorite centerpiece.


The author's comments:
Persona poem written in the voice of an apple... inspired after looking at Cezanne's paintings.

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on Sep. 29 2010 at 7:58 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

What a beautiful and touching voice that you gave to the apple. This is, to put it short, a masterpiece of poetry. It's wonderfully written, and I love everything that you describe to me. Thanks endlessly for writing this beautiful tale of an apple.

on Jul. 17 2009 at 9:55 pm
"apple-orange" disquieted me because of its apparently pointless illogic but I soon realized its twisted brilliance. "Apples to oranges", eh? Heh. "Shame-colored"... What, indeed, is the color of shame? ;) Final line sort of disappoints me. I don't know why, it's a little unsatisfying after all of that brilliance. Overall: I loves it.




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