Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Fingerprinting Truth

"Write to be understood, speak to be heard, read to grow . . ."  L C Powell
 

Silence Is Golden
Mixed Media Art Painting

a tongue speaks in disguised thoughts
articulating the betrayal
of words
    of sound
        of silent wisdom
as barely a whisper screams expression
bridging the gap between want and choice
where footprints are seen
not heard
merely echoes reflecting reality
visible in all their falseness
and behind the mass of disquiet
a heart's beat measures the load
of intrepid, hell-bent mutterings
determined to fingerprint truth

Linking up with #Reverb14, and Imaginary Garden With Real Toads

22 comments:

  1. ...a heart's beat measures the load...spoke to me.

    Amazing art and words.

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  2. I think this brought my thinking into dark corners of my thought... the last two lines seems like a place I wouldn't like to be in.

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    1. . . . . they say the truth will set us free. :)

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  3. This is such an intriguing post - the art work - a woman silenced - or unable to speak. Then the poem which expands the mind with each line, till we reach "behind the mass of disquiet a heart's beat measures the load". Wow.

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  4. Well done all around with such a powerful conclusion. I love the idea of fingerprinting the truth!

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  5. PS Beautiful and haunting artwork too. I see that you created it, which makes me wonder what comes first, the poem or image or visa versa. Even the name of your blog fits this one.

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    1. Thank you Colleen. Usually the writing comes first and then I typically create a digital image to go with it but this time an art painting I was working on and this poem seemed to collide.

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  6. this one gives me a lot to think about - both image and words. Hauntingly powerful.

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  7. Stunning artwork and poem. If only we could find out truth always through fingerprints. So much to think about here.

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    1. Thanks Mary, yes if only we could fingerprint truth.

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  8. I like how the art and poem complement each other. Your poem made me ponder on truth and what we keep for ourselves or disguise.

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    1. Thanks Gabriella . . . I like that this poem have made people ponder aspects of truth.

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  9. fingerprinting truth is an interesting concept...
    i agree that there seems a dark edge too it...
    and cool art....my lips are sealed was my first thought
    stitching the lips would be a bit painful though...ha

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    1. fingerprinting truth was where I started with this piece . . . you know me . . . always got to have that dark edge in there.

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  10. Mutterings can be a nuisance as concentration is affected. If they care to just speak! Wonderful lines Kathryn!

    Hank

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    1. Thanks Hank, yes those mutterings can be quite the distraction.

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  11. …the betrayal of words

    Wow - that is awesome.

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  12. I love that the tongue speaks in disguised thoughts - so true. Excellent write.

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  13. I like the flow of your poem and the painting is fantastic. Well done.

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  14. "Want and choice" - always a tough question !!!

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  15. Love the title, imagery and painting ~ Wow, it seems the rest is doing you good Kathryn ~ Have a lovely weekend ~

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  16. "Fingerprint truth" - I love that. Beautiful.

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