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Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Like Modigliani



I must be patient now the way she was
for all those years sitting there in that chair
waiting for me to fix something for her
wanting to dictate a chapter to me

Sitting there imprisoned in that mad place
I knew she wanted me to take her home
waiting for me to read about Gauguin
wanting to paint like Modigliani

I’m the patient now sitting on the ward
waiting for the nurse to extract some blood
wanting the doctor to say that I'm fixed
I must be patient now the way she was

29012013

Posted to dVerse poets for Open Link Night

41 comments:

  1. Role reversal... it's all about patients...!
    I like the way clicking on the title is a link to Nic's newsletter...!

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  2. ha...i like how you take the opening line in pone direction and leave us with it in another...roile reversal for sure...i like this...

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    1. Thanks Brian, I'm sitting where she used to now.

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  3. I really liked this - there is a comforting predictability to the changing roles over our lives. Well done.

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    1. Hi Buddah, change and death are two things that are certain.

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  4. The circle of life...love the easy pace of the read, the clever bait and switch on roles...well woven, much enjoyed!

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    1. Thanks Natasha, that really is a compliment.

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  5. A little turn about, patience can be a virtue and a pain, enjoyed the write at your lane.

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    1. Many thanks Pat, who was it that said: 'Patience is a virgin'?

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  6. Nicely done, the circle, but also the sense of entering the art and in there, posing/waiting.

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    1. Hi Susan, she was very patient, if you click on the underlined title it will take you to her Online Newsletter, 'Raw Meat' from there you can clink~the~link in the sidebar to her blog 'Without Boundaries'

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  7. Sad that we must wait to understand others when they are already gone.

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    1. Hi Sabio, she taught me everything I know.

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  8. She left you with knowledge (memory) of how to be a patient patient. THAT is serenity, my friend.
    Peace!

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    1. Hi Steve, like I said earlier, she taught me everything I know. Thank you, and peace to you too!

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  9. I got a visual scene and painted in some parts on my own.

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  10. I could definitely picture a blue-eyed Modigliani here. Thanks. k.

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  11. Ah ... the way it all changed ... well written !!!

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  12. we only fully understand once we're there ourselves...works really well here..nice..

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  13. heartbreaking and a slice of life.

    Lady Nyo

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    1. Thanks ladynyo, unfortunately too true!

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  14. The role reversal ~ We must learn patience, I agree ~

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    1. Yeah, patience, but it's so difficult!

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  15. Love this, the twist at the end, as well as the references to Modigliani, one of my faves, I have a print of a girl in a chair right about my desk.... Now I will think of these words when i look at her

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    1. Thanks Mrs, I love Modigliani's work too, I have a print of 'The Portrait of Mario' staring down at me from my chimney breast wall.

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    1. Thank you, she was a genius, she meant everything to me.

      3WW Here’s mine

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  17. it's easy to imagine how someone might feel—much harder to know—but sometimes life has a way of fully opening our eyes. a touching piece.

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    1. Yes, I think we all go full circle if we live long enough. Thanks.

      BTW: I love your profile picture!

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  18. !! Andy !! It has been ages! I like the role reversal in this poem. The tables do turn, don't they? It is so nice to see you.

    Pamela

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    1. Hi Pamela, nice to see you too. I've spent a lot of time in hospital recently, but I'm back blogging now. Yes the tables do turn. Many thanks for commenting here!

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  19. great tone and love the play on words here. Nice read. thanks

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    1. Thanks Fred, my hospital consultant is called Mr. Rutherford. Small world.

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  20. So sad and insightful and beautifully written!

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  21. Neat turn-around, so true to life. Fascinating blog/s. Shall surely come again!

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  22. Thanks Dave, you're welcome here any time!

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  23. Hi Adhi, thanks for reading this and the follow!

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