Thursday, March 29, 2007

Beautiful Madness




twin hues of
green and blue
light and pain
align in the portrait she paints,
a lovely bitter face.

And she wonders....


is it a symptom of madness

to find such beauty swirling

around all that
sadness?



Note- The picture comes from Write Words Writing Club

15 comments:

Rose Dewy Knickers said...

Sara,

A beautiful poem to match the painting. No, it is not madness. Beauty simply is.

Rose

xo

Brian said...

Very powerful image. You words focus on one emotion, not madness.

Kamsin said...

Beautiful poem and painting. Blues and greens are by far my favourite colours. Madness perhaps, or just that beauty is found in all kinds of things even in sadness.

etain_lavena said...

wowi....I adore this poem:)

Beaman said...

I must say, that is the best painting I've seen of all entrants this week.
The poem's structure goes well with the image and has suitable depth. Good write.

Rethabile said...

No, not madness. Beauty I thinks seeks out sadness, in other words, it is more evident in it than in other states of mind. Nice poem.

madd said...

this image is powerful and appealing..your words are as well..beauty and maddness swirling around the sadness..sounds sane to me..lovely, thanks for the visit..m

Marie said...

Beautiful and powerful. Not madness at all. Love the painting too.

crimsonflaw said...

brilliant.... spell binding... i like hte painting but your poem is self contained. it does not need the visual element to convey its profound madness... this is so beautiful.. so simple.. like water and air .. .

Crafty Green Poet said...

sadness and beauty just are together so often, not madness at all.

Lyrically speaking said...

the picture and poem is wonderful work!

Belladonna said...

this is beautiful and so is the painting... i love the different expressions. I think beauty and pain for some people may cross eachother among a life of madness, it reminds me of "What can you think about in the face of this kind of beauty, I get scared I know that" D.D

strauss said...

What a positively wonderful and striking image. I just love teh bluey green colours, such thoughtful words accompanying the image too.

Susan Abraham said...

This is beautiful, Sara!:-)

Clockworkchris said...

This photo evoked such different ideas for us both. I like your poem much better. I think the world is nothing but madness. We all love and hate and cry too hard, but there is no cure. Thanks for sharing this one.