Illustrations

Illustrations

A Poem by N. N. Grainger
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a poem about drawing all over someone you love

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Illustrations
 
Did you hear of the artist who made love to her skin?
Not with his body, but with a pen and some ink
He illustrated her body from wherever tattoos begin
He’d study her being with his fountain pen’s nib
 
On her person, formed people and places
With stories to be told drawn all over their faces
For hours they stayed on a rug by the fire
As he penned her skin into a detailed satire
 
He turned his love into a true work of art
And her warm naked figure was only the start
Together was his bliss his art and her frame
And picture by picture no two were the same.
 
On her back he adorned a city where in
It was easy to lose yourself on the surface of skin
On her arms, her legs the lives he portrayed
Of love and life and hate, and ties that fray
 
Did you hear of the artist who made love to her skin?
Those intricate depictions, only permanent within.
Of all of their time, that night the best of all
A Polaroid of which, is still pinned on her wall

© 2009 N. N. Grainger


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Wow this is great!!!! And you say you're not a real poet. Ok so here's my opinion;
A few stretches--"A Polaroid of which, is still pinned upon her wall" IMHO the "upon" should just be "on". You could remove the comma.
"He turned his love into a true work of art" the "into" (IMHO) should be a "to".
"Did you hear of the artist who made love to her skin?" This kinda sounds like the artist is a her and she's doing it on her own skin...dunno how you could change that though.
Other than these minor edits this is wondeful! Refreshing. Probably the best poetry I've read in a while. GJ!


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Posted 11 Years Ago


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I did enjoyed , so sweet and clever poetry , you done beautiful job :-)

You painted a beautiful picture yourself trying to learn what the artist feel

Thanks
Yossi

Posted 11 Years Ago


You are an absolutely brilliant poet! Don't let this gift go to waste. This has to be added to my favorites to share with a few tatoo enthusiasts. Did you hear of the artist that made love to her skin. I envy this writing. You show great maturity in what you do.

Posted 11 Years Ago


This is so absolutely beautiful! A Grainger classic! Going in my Faves! Brilliant work!

Posted 11 Years Ago


Ohhhhhh shivers :D

I love the rhythm it flowed beautifully!
My favourite lines are

'He turned his love into a true work of art'



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Posted 11 Years Ago


very intricately imaged, and interesting. very sensual, too, but in a way disturbing, as it reminds me of some 80's or early 90's film (i forget the title) about some guy kidnapping an actress he's enamored with, and tattooing her whole body with intricate art....ugh. creepy.

excellent, well-visualized, whimsical lovely write, nonetheless

Posted 11 Years Ago


Well I threw the dart and it hit this one. Good think you requested me to read it too, eh?
Gosh this read really, really well. The flow was just about as perfect as perfect can be.
I would say I was a little confused with the first line--I thought the artist was a 'her' and that she was drawing on her own skin lol.
I got it after reading on, but you may want to change that line.
And then I'd just change the last line to "A picture of which is still pinned on her wall". =)
Other than that, good job and kudos!

~S

Posted 11 Years Ago


I loved this. The rhyme and flow of this poem was great!

"Did you hear of the artist who made love to her skin?
Not with his body, but with a pen and some ink"

That was so beautiful.

"Did you hear of the artist who made love to her skin?
Those intricate depictions, only permanent within."

Wow! You are such a talented writer.


-Luna

Posted 11 Years Ago


Wow this is great!!!! And you say you're not a real poet. Ok so here's my opinion;
A few stretches--"A Polaroid of which, is still pinned upon her wall" IMHO the "upon" should just be "on". You could remove the comma.
"He turned his love into a true work of art" the "into" (IMHO) should be a "to".
"Did you hear of the artist who made love to her skin?" This kinda sounds like the artist is a her and she's doing it on her own skin...dunno how you could change that though.
Other than these minor edits this is wondeful! Refreshing. Probably the best poetry I've read in a while. GJ!


This review was written for a previous version of this writing

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Guisborough, Teesside, United Kingdom



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