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March 9, 2007

Friday Poem

Filed under: poetry,portraiture — alecsothblog @ 8:00 am

By Louise Gluck

A child draws the outline of a body.
She draws what she can, but it is white all through,
she cannot fill in what she knows is there.
Within the unsupported line, she knows
that life is missing; she has cut
one background from another. Like a child,
she turns to her mother.

And you draw the heart
against the emptiness she has created.


  1. well there you go.

    interesting series, interesting topic.

    Comment by charley — March 9, 2007 @ 7:44 pm

  2. beautiful!

    what a beautiful concept – your friday poetry entry
    (i often wonder does it have any religious context?)

    Comment by moon — March 10, 2007 @ 12:13 pm

  3. versechorusverse

    Comment by le poem — March 11, 2007 @ 2:30 am

  4. nice poem and great topic – portraiture – thanks for this amazing journal that you make

    Comment by Lisa — March 11, 2007 @ 3:43 am

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