Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Inverted flower

By Francis Scudellari

An inverted flower,
Petals pulled out-side in
Pointed rays twisted to
Color unloving knot
Stem peeled back, revealing
Fibrous innards, out-turned
Fragrant meat de-scented
Roots bottomed-up to top
A gangly hood cov'ring
Beauty once obvious
Waiting to be coaxed back
By sunlight's planted kiss


Anonymous said...

Great lines and an excellent flow to the poem Francis. I love your take on this. The imagery produced while reading is a testament to how well its written. Well done. The artwork to deserves Kudo's.

Ruthie said...

This is possibly the coolest one yet.. it almost looks like an elegant mushroom.

Francis Scudellari said...

Thanks JD,

It was one of those poems that actually came together pretty quickly once I had the first line. I wish more of them were like that :).

Francis Scudellari said...

Hi Ruthie,

It's funny ... I said the exact same thing to a friend ... that I thought this was the best one yet. You're right on, as it started out as a mushroom and then I worked it into something more abstract.

GrEaT sAtAn'S gIrLfRiEnD said...

I thought of shrooms too - the lower half looks like character or letter. very cool!

Francis Scudellari said...

Thanks Courtney,

I try to take a basic shape and work it into an abstraction.

I was going to say that I love the new photo, but I see you've already changed it again :).

Malcolm said...

Love both the poem and the illustration; they complement each other so well.

Francis Scudellari said...

Thanks Malcolm! I've been enjoying your work as well. I'm glad you stopped by.