tied hands – butterfly cinquain

Boughton, George Henry; The Lady of the Snows; Walker Art Gallery;
 http://www.artuk.org/artworks/the-lady-of-the-snows-9767
tied hands
words won't save her
in luxuriousness
the answer is in the background
despair
the desired freedom will meet her
far away the sea waits
looking for hope
it's time

26 thoughts on “tied hands – butterfly cinquain

    1. Hi Yvette, again I tried to leave the comment on your blog, a message saying I can’t publish it appeared, I’m wondering if this is happening only with me, or others have also complained. Well here it is: Lovely! For sure she is warm and the cold can’t get to her!

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      1. I have had a few people tell me the same. Apparently, Blogger chooses who to have an attitude with on any given day. I believe there is a drop down box where it says Anonymous that allows you to choose how you want to sign in. Honestly, I’m still trying to figure it all out. I appreciate you letting me know. 🙂

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      1. This is why I love these Ekphrastic challenges. We all see something different, or interpret the painting differently. I can see her locked into a situation she can’t escape. The hands are so expressive! This is a wonderful poem, Elizabeth. You keyed into the woman so well.

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