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0304 Drawing Space - Poem by Michael Shepherd

See this whitish sheet - now mellowing to a shade
of precious ivory - gently revealing in the finest lines of silver-point
two lovers whose whole air of innocence
makes them angelic, as if their ardent gaze
joined souls not bodies;
though those bodies, beautiful, transparent,
she all gauze, her dress
moved by the lightest breath of air as if it would
return her to the air; her breasts, to innocence itself;
he, every muscle of proud chest under pleated jerkin
joining his dancing legs to ardent eyes
consumed in adoration for what he barely dares,
her beauty and its innocence

this silver-point might be from Botticelli, or
a well-trained student in the master’s mind
glancing over and across the studio
at what the master, the magician,
conjures out of space and out of mind;

the then white vacant sheet
undifferentiated space as if
it were Creation waiting the command
to be itself;
there’s magic still to come, and space itself
yet to be brought alive. See these lines;
they are not bounding bodies, but the space itself;
on one side of this line, the air alive with happening that’s invisible,
the other side, her space we call her body;
all her life enclosed in what the artist sees –
awakening of love; see in the space
between her outstretched hand and his,
about to join with lightest touch in dance,
- electricity - before mankind knew such a thing or named;
and in this space, there’s love divine.

and see the space between their eyes: why,
in that space, their lives, the present, past, the future;
their minds, their hearts, their souls
hover all expressed and yet invisible;

from emptiness the artist has found space;
from space, from line, drawn as the first time, love.


Comments about 0304 Drawing Space by Michael Shepherd

  • Rookie - 0 Points Scarlett Treat (5/11/2006 5:00:00 PM)

    Seems the very air crackles with the feeling here...heavy, yet lightened by the descriptions of the sheets and her dress, etc. Beautifully contrasted. (Report) Reply

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Poems About Innocence

  1. 1. 0304 Drawing Space , Michael Shepherd
  2. 2. To Those Young And Full Of Innocence , Lawrence S. Pertillar
  3. 3. (((((Baby))))) , Marvin Brato Sr
  4. 4. Lone Voices Of Own God , Dr subhendu kar
  5. 5. The Virgin , Eman Elbadawi
  6. 6. I Envy Them , Francis Duggan
  7. 7. Prosperity And Poverty , Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.
  8. 8. Shattered Innocence , Amy Louise Kerswell
  9. 9. Precious , Theresa Ann Moore
  10. 10. When I Was A Young Fellow , Francis Duggan
  11. 11. Adventure In The City , Naveed Akram
  12. 12. Bright Mornings , Naveed Akram
  13. 13. Secluded And Exclusive , Lawrence S. Pertillar
  14. 14. Eternal Blood , Patti Masterman
  15. 15. Power And Bliss , Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.
  16. 16. Kids Will , Ace Of Black Hearts
  17. 17. Though Heaven Marry , Patti Masterman
  18. 18. To Be Woman And Man… , Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.
  19. 19. Birthday , Marvin Brato Sr
  20. 20. Memory Has No Rebirth , Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.
  21. 21. Memory Has No Rebirth , Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.
  22. 22. The Rape Of Mumbai , Hardik Vaidya
  23. 23. Uplifting Thoughts , RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  24. 24. Innocence Of A Child , Arwa Bharmal
  25. 25. The Day American Innocence Died , James Casey
  26. 26. Essence Of The Innocence , Mehdi Chith
  27. 27. Innocence Lost , Janine Louw
  28. 28. Why Kill Innocence? , Angira Chakraborty
  29. 29. The Lily Of The Valley, , Susanna Blamire
  30. 30. Rip Virginity , Farhana Akter
  31. 31. Metamorphosis (Renga) , chanda panda
  32. 32. The Child , Dimu Eric Olowo
  33. 33. A Blissful Offering , Tarapada Mohapatra
  34. 34. Two Sides Of Me , travion hood
  35. 35. Burnt Hands , Erum Khan
  36. 36. The Forest , Vincent Topp
  37. 37. Innocence Gone , graham russell
  38. 38. Flowers , Harley Roth
  39. 39. Tears , Rebecca Hall
  40. 40. Innocence. , Katie Berry
  41. 41. Precious Gift , Lynn Cowman
  42. 42. Fresh , nikki hays
  43. 43. Wishing , topaz africa
  44. 44. My Mirrors Past , Ashleigh Gaffney
  45. 45. What Really Happened Between The Lamb An.. , Jenna Marie
  46. 46. Innocence & Madness , tiffany fawcett
  47. 47. Broken , Ashley Stone
  48. 48. Restitution , G.R. Gaus
  49. 49. Maturity Kills Innocence , Rose Rose
  50. 50. Loss Of Innocence , April Janvier
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