Camille

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Camille

Postby dks » Sun Oct 14, 2007 7:52 pm

I was just absolutely inspired...

Camille

See her footfalls impressed
Along the left blue bank-
Gypsum scatters like dust
Busts of glass in satin light

she whittled her own savvy
out of stone and soil
while still a child

watch her fashion
with fingers no more thick
than the reeds and roots
with which she sleeps

seedlings small in her clay hands
hewing marble lilies sky blue
soap smooth
and easy like her own sanguine eyes
staid lips pressed tight
interring onyx hard truth

devoutly zealous
begetting bronze kings-
like Ruth
"I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart's affections and the Truth of Imagination."
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Re: Camille

Postby Saturn » Sun Oct 14, 2007 10:29 pm

As usual I'm left jaw-droppingly jealous.

Your work always has this mystery, the metaphors you use are at once potent and yet unfathomable [at least to me].

Pictures swim in front of my eyes and then back again, and before I've seen it clearly then the next image trots along with its back to us, teasing with its comeliness.

Boy I'm in an obtusely pretentious, poetical mood tonight :oops:

Sorry Denise, I should say I love the poem, truly I do.

Forgive my ignorance but are we allowed to know who the titular Camille is?
"Oh what a misery it is to have an intellect in splints".
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Re: Camille

Postby dks » Mon Oct 15, 2007 4:52 am

Saturn wrote:Sorry Denise, I should say I love the poem, truly I do.

Forgive my ignorance but are we allowed to know who the titular Camille is?


Aw, Stephen--you are always way to kind about my poems...but thank you, graciously.

Camille is Camille Claudel--the late 19th century French sculptor (ess). I have lately been dumbstruck by her life, her genius, and her photo--the most famous one of when she was 20--it haunts me. I wanted to write something for her--something she might've liked. Something that would quitely tell her that her divine talent and burning heart were just not meant for this world--and so what do I have her doing in my poem? Fashioning lilies from the grave--good Christ--I suddenly fear I've desecrated her memory more than anything else...
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Postby dks » Mon Oct 15, 2007 4:53 am

Julian wrote:Wow! What a most splendid poem. Well done :D And I am a little envious too :oops:

I've always tried to imitate classic poets in my own poems but I've never been really successful. Everyone says I just plagiarize the poems! :x :shock: :(

But you have done it splendidly.

I am glad to be a part of such a beautiful community.

Looking forward to chat soon,

Mohamed :)


Immitating the classics? I doubt I harbor that ability. But thank you for reading and thank you for your kind words.

Welcome, Julian.
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