the centerpiece —

pvc ceiling, lilac. honey-
mustard edging across daft
corners, hibiscus’ death of
colors, trimmings of desire
into drunk deals ~

~ wait it out. it turns blade-grey
and coughdrop-red, sequent-
ially, hear that song of bro-
ken lines & fickle curves
of the gluteal

 — enfold,
when it turns bloody
and swift – breaks,
blues, gallows, dies –


Image source: Dutch Interior IIJoan Miro

Linking it up with Poetry Pantry at PU.


17 thoughts on “setting

  1. mhmp77 says:


    wait it out. it turns blade-grey
    and coughdrop-red, sequent-

    Sometimes one tends to be too hasty to assume confusion reigns! Wait it out , yes!



  2. sanaarizvi says:

    Such powerful imagery in this poem! ❤ The reference to ‘hear that song of broken lines & fickle curves’ .. hints at desire and loss that move together interminably. You have such a beautiful way with words, Anmol 😊

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  3. They certainly need more seats in art galleries so you can absorb paintings rather than flit by them and not appreciate them fully. We can’t expect you to be voicing your observation when it is really needed to help us!


  4. You’ve seen a story in this art work, one of dashed expectations and instability while trying to find soft place to land amid all the brokenness.


  5. I love that this reads like stage directions married the ingredients of a spell and they birth pure poetic magic. I’m always enchanted when a poem shows and does what it says through the shape of its own bones.


  6. gillena cox says:

    Luv your line breaks. And the scatter of thoughts that intrudes the viewer’s panorama. Great exphrasict piece of writing

    Happy Sunday



  7. Great description of Miro’s painting. You poem is better than the painting. Is this the one that sold for 25 million dollars? Imagine how much this poem is worth:)I will leave you my contact details and you can send me $100,000 for writing such a nice comment. Thanks:)


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