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The Portrait

I stumbled across a piece of artwork that was created by an artist who liked tonight’s earlier piece. http://urbanwallart.wordpress.com/

Ray Ferrer’s piece:

‘Life… in Black and White’ inspired the piece of poetry below, so I thought I would add it up tonight and I hope that he likes the words that this wonderful image brought about.

The Portrait

She wanted to be painted without colour,
Shaped from it’s absence instead.
Or if he was desperate
Craving ink and oil of crimson, saffron, sky,
Then he had to paint her with them all
And lay the opposites together on the canvas
To show…
Black and white are always bound
To be puzzle pigments
Where division holds only in the eyes of closed minds.

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Carol J Forrester is a writer and a history geek. Her debut collection 'It's All In The Blood' came out November 2019. She has a 2:1 BA degree in history from Bath Spa University, enjoys judo at least twice a week, and tries to attend poetry events around the Midlands when she can. Her flash fiction story ‘Glorious Silence’ was named as River Ram Press’ short story of the month for August 2014 and her short story ‘A Visit From The Fortune Teller’ has been showcased on the literary site Ink Pantry. Her poems ‘Sunsets’ and ‘Clear Out‘ were featured on Eyes Plus Words, and two of her poems were included in the DVerse Poets Pub Publication ‘Chiaroscuro’ which is available for purchase on amazon.Her poem ‘Until The Light Gets In‘ was accepted and published at The Drabble and her poem ‘Newborn’ was published by Ink Sweat & Tears. She has been lucky enough to write guest posts for sites such as Inky Tavern and Song of The Forlorn and has hosted a number of guest bloggers on her site Writing and Works.

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