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Thursday 1 September 2011

The Kiss : Gustav Klimt

This my response to The Gooseberry Garden's Poetry Picnic Week 2 prompt.

son of a goldsmith
gold was godly mystery
gold was decadence

icon-flat the paint
no shadows no perspective
just the flesh stood out

image as mirror
reflecting sacred passions
seen in human form

symbols amplify
transcend ephemeral form
feigned naivety


The Weaver of Grass said...

One of my favourite painters Dave - he certainly uses a lot of gold.

Louise said...

Enjoyed this Dave - love the end - feigned naivety.

Anonymous said...

fancy color of gold, isn't it?
apt and lovely words.
well done.

Scarlet said...

Like the colours you painted here.

Very lovely response to the prompt.

jabblog said...

No naïveté there, I think!

Windsmoke. said...

Very enjoyable indeed especially the last line feigned naivety :-).

Maggie said...

I have to admit that I am not a fan of Klimt, but, I am a fan of King. Terrific write. : )

Dave King said...

The Weaver of Grass
I must confess I have a teddy bear-like love/hate relationship with him. I've never really come to terms with his painting, though I accept that he's important for the influence he's had. He was also a great decorative artist.

120 Socks
Thanks for saying that. I was unsure about the phrase after I'd written it, but thought it was right in terms if what it meant to me.

Jingle Poetry
Much thanks for the encouragement.

Thank you for both comments. Much appreciated.

Not even faux? Much obliged.

Thanks Windsmoke, it is very helpful to receive such responses.

I think I'm with you on the first bit, will gratefully take your word for the rest. Much thanks.

Mary said...

Your words brought the painting to life, Dave. I must say I like Klimt, though prefer some of his other works over this one.

Linda Bob Grifins Korbetis Hall said...

way to go.

Thanks for the lovely entry.

ds said...

Wonderful poem, thank you. I liked "feigned naivety" too. (Came here via Gooseberry Garden; congratulations!)

LSH said...

great work!! klimt is one of my favourites!!! i penned this one...http://on.fb.me/okKHiZ

hope you like it!!