Effigy

Effigy

A Poem by Jamila
"

For all eternity.

"
Cut me
from the marble
Strike me
from the Earth
Sculpt me
with hands of Rodin
Chisel
my curves of birth
Polish me
upon your dais
Bless me
with pearls of dew
and there
I'll stand
forevermore
an
effigy
of
you.

© 2020 Jamila


Author's Note

Jamila
Thanx for reading :)

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being molded to another...to have that ability to be flexible enough to adapt, and compromise.
your poetry says so much in few words...i like your style...
and i like the one word lines at the end...much like a faucet that ran strong, and now has those last little drips before stopping...but your little drips give a powerful ending to this.
j.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Jamila

1 Month Ago

Thanx, J! I am just experimenting with word placement on the page at the moment to increase the impa.. read more



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this poem is good because it's so bothersome. it's pure conflict in my eyes. the narrator speaks over and over about being changed by another. and how changed? changed in the image of the other. that's what an effigy is: an image of another. a person should be themself, not molded by any craft of another. to present oneself as something else is a lie. to be forced to present oneself as something else is tyranny! the other should not control but adapt in relationship to the other. good writing. it got me fired up. thanks for sharing :)

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Jamila

1 Day Ago

Thanx so much, Mondaine! An interesting interpretation on this poem, though sometimes we desire to b.. read more
MondaineGarcon

1 Day Ago

of course. i want you to poke me. a relationship is about poking each other so they can learn how to.. read more
Wish I had the skill to work marble
Hammer and chisel
To produce a life like effigy
Alas All I have is a skill to draw and write
Oh and do hard sums > even though the man did say I would never be able to do them

Perhaps > one > far off day

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Jamila

3 Weeks Ago

Thanx so much, Wild Rose! Sculpting would be a wonderful skill to have! Alas, I am bereft of that ta.. read more
Wild Rose

3 Weeks Ago

I hope you will read mine and like them
Jamila

3 Weeks Ago

Reading as we speak!:))
oh wow! what a dramatic and insightful turn says i! i have been playing around with wood working in my retirement and "chiseled" a mountain man from a piece of oak ... crazy crazy ... people say it looks like me ;) what a wonderful poem ... tribute and sharp pointing to a very human weakness .. vanity ..even if totally beyond conscience ;) love it!
E.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Jamila

3 Weeks Ago

Thanx so much, dear E! I adore your thoughts on this poem. Woodcarving is a fine hobby! You must be .. read more
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Gee
For me this is the forming of the foetus( which is probably misspelled).
Like most things French your work is very stylish :)

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Jamila

1 Month Ago

Thanx, monsieur Gee! That is a great way of seeing this poem! Very different! Much obliged for your .. read more
I believe what this poem is saying is that art is the replication of the artist's soul in the outer world. The underlying sensuousness of the words gives the work its impact.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Jamila

1 Month Ago

Thanx, John! Such an interesting viewpoint on this poem. They say Art imitates life, after all. Much.. read more
After reading "Sylvia", I had to come back for more. This speaks in a tongue that I wish were mine...so in awe of your staccato lines and the reference of Rodin. You've blown me away with this one, Jamila. Welcome to the Cafe!

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Jamila

1 Month Ago

Thanx, Ms Kelly! Lovely to have your welcome and such fine words of appreciation for this poem. I lo.. read more
I like the personification in this. As though one were speaking to a parent, your words speak of proudness, of devotion to its creator. Always perfect, always present, and always admired by many. The sculpture is a testament to hard work, dedication and love.

Well done, Jamila. :)

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Jamila

1 Month Ago

Thanx so much! I adore your differing interpretation of this poem, giving it an altogether new angle.. read more
 Relic

1 Month Ago

Monsieur. You're welcome. :)
Jamila

1 Month Ago

Monsieur! Understood! Thanx, again!:)
being molded to another...to have that ability to be flexible enough to adapt, and compromise.
your poetry says so much in few words...i like your style...
and i like the one word lines at the end...much like a faucet that ran strong, and now has those last little drips before stopping...but your little drips give a powerful ending to this.
j.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Jamila

1 Month Ago

Thanx, J! I am just experimenting with word placement on the page at the moment to increase the impa.. read more

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Tags: Poetry, art, sculpture, life, love

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Jamila
Jamila

Lyon, France



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