The Rainbow Woman

The blue woman alive

knows the meaning of things

and the hue of His visions.

She thinks about survival.

Absently slipping her sight at the edge

of the reality~

ruins, cracked mountains, and

rolling rocky rains

when the divine penetrates her within.

Her womb grows

to hide a new symphony of feelings.

She tries to face death and sin.

Bluish face for a falling tear

that becomes a magnifying glass.

Ear to hear the rhythm of the seconds as they pass.

Orange, red beret to pulse

in the hard, violet air.

Winds whispering old songs

in her summery green hair.

This woman is questioning herself

if love can disfigure,

can play havoc with, can vitiate, or can torpedo her essence.

She learned not to trust,

but to think and keep it for herself

because she knows that, in the missing Light,

the words can become

silvery dust for a fight~

while shooting and jeering.

On her lips, the silence waits to explode.

Has a flamed, red shine.

There is nothing to destroy.

'Tis only a tomography of the spirit ~

her innocent jealousy and passion.

About this poem

NOTES ABOUT THE POEM An Ekphrastic poem is a description of a painting. My poem is a written analysis of the artwork entitled 'Femme au béret rouge-orange' belonging to the cubist painter Pablo Picasso, who was a Spanish painter and a sculptor during the 20th century. His paintings are famous in the world. His work has been influenced by the Blue and the Rose period, and then by the Cubist period. The first teacher of Pablo Picasso was his father, but he continued to study in Barcelona and in Paris, where important contemporary painters became his friends. After going to Italy, in 1917, he started to paint in a neoclassical and a surrealist style. After reaching the number of 50,000 works, Pablo Picasso died in France, in 1973. Picasso saw Marie-Thérèse leaving the Metro and invited this 17-year-old woman at his studio a few days later. Her visit gave way to a deep love affair which would last ten years. At that time, Picasso was married Olga Khokhlova and had a son, Paul. Even separated in 1935, he remained legally married for 20 years, until Olga died. Marie-Thérèse gave birth to their child Maya, in late 1935. Femme au béret rouge-orange was painted in January 1938." She has no inconvenient reality; she reflected the cosmos. If it was a beautiful day, the clear blue sky reminded him of her eyes. The flight of a bird symbolized for him the freedom of their relationship. And over a period of eight or nine years, her image found its way into a great body of his work in painting, drawing, sculpture, and engraving" (Françoise Gilot about the painting of Picasso in The Artist and his Muses (exhibition catalogue), Vancouver, Vancouver Art Gallery,2016, pp.60-61). 

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Written on September 08, 2022

Submitted by Marieta on January 03, 2023

Modified on March 05, 2023

1:15 min read

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Marieta Maglas

Ardus Publications, Sybaritic Press, Prolific Press, Silver Birch Press, HerEthics Books, and some others published the poems of Marieta Maglas in anthologies like Tanka Journal , Three Line Poetry #25, Three Line Poetry #39 edited by Glenn Lyvers, The Aquillrelle Wall of Poetry edited by Yossi Faybish, A Divine Madness edited by John Patrick Boutilier, Near Kin edited by Marie Lecrivain, ENCHANTED - Love Poems and Abstract Art edited by Gabrielle de la Fair, Intercontinental Anthology edited by Madan Gandhi, and Nancy Drew Anthology edited by Melanie Villines. Her poems have been also published in journals like Poeticdiversity, I Am not a Silent Poet, Our Poetry Corner, and Antarctica Journal. more…

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