Bohemia (2)

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It’s not about pain

although each graphic tale

was born of needles...


It’s not about regrets

although in retrospect,

there is always blame...


It’s not even about relationships

although painted stories

pay homage to my past.


It’s actually about celebration:

love - my constant companion

nature - inspiring motivation.


Frances Macaulay Forde © 2011

NOTE: Written to 'Bohemia' an original painting by Jessica McCallum (my daughter) for her Exhibition 'All The Pretty Ones Are...' held at the State Theatre Centre, Perth, WA in 2011.


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Frances Macaulay Forde

Tue 21st Feb 2017 14:32

Stu Buck: Thanks for your words, I'm extremely proud.

Paul Waring: Again, I appreciate your time and attention.

Julian (Admin): Thank you too. I've just read some of Chris' work and have made contact to introduce him to a great friend. I think they'd get on well.

Comments, especially considered after time taken to read by you all, are what make being a member of WOL.

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Julian (Admin)

Tue 21st Feb 2017 12:30

Lovely: controlled, lyrical, essential. Thank you, Frances. The second person from Perth WA with whom I have communicated in the past 24 hours, the first being our poet of the week.

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Paul Waring

Tue 21st Feb 2017 12:10

Frances, great poem and great art, what a perfect combination, just like mother and daughter 😀

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Stu Buck

Tue 21st Feb 2017 11:03

excellent piece of confident, flowing poetry. wonderful art as well, you must be extremely proud.

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Frances Macaulay Forde

Tue 21st Feb 2017 08:47

So interesting. Thank you for your comment, Colin. Glad you enjoyed the poem.😊

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Tue 21st Feb 2017 07:49

I like this Frances, your interpretation of your daughter's painting. Reminds me of a very good novel I read recently called The Electric Michelangelo by Sarah Hall - about a man who learnt his trade as a tattoo artist in Morecambe, Lancashire in the early years of the 20th century when tattoos were taboo. He migrated to America and set up business in Coney Island where he met a woman who persuaded him to cover her body in tattooed eyes. Thanks for posting, Colin.

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