Sunday, 23 October 2011

The Unknown Poem ....

(I found this poem recently. It was written back in October '06 when I wrote on scraps and discarded them or tucked them into pages of books to be rediscovered later. I've no memory of writing it and even wondered if it might not have been mine. So uncertain was I, that I searched the internet but without success. And so, happily, I lay claim to this poem. If anyone knows differently, please do let me know!) I think it sounds like mine. What do you think?


I am the figure
naked
crouching
face turned
toward the wall.
Sad eyes cast downward,
tear fringed lashes.
Bones, too big 
for my 
paper thin skin
to contain.
An open wound
weeping.
I am named shame.


[Photo courtesy of wikimedia. Photographer: Tatiana Sapeteiro of Brazil]

28 comments:

  1. It does sound like one of yours - it's certainly clever enough to be one of yours.

    x

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  2. Yes, it's you! I love it, Penny!

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  3. Definitely sounds like you , Penny. Again, it's so profound and moving, and the black and white picture illustrates it so well. You should put a book together of all your poems. Jx

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  4. Penny,

    The words and the image compliment each other perfectly.

    What a lucky and well written find!
    Best wishes, Eileen

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  5. very moving provocative piece of poetry..reminds me of a friend whose daughter has just recovered from anorexia

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  6. Penny, what a treasure to claim as your own. Thank you for your supportive words on my blog, they are greatly appreciated. Lorrie

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  7. My second visit Penny, and another little venture back into the world of feeling. What wonderful ways you use language
    x Michelle

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  8. This is so beautiful Penny. Love this very much.
    It's a wonderful and great scene.
    Lovely greet
    Marja

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  9. It is great! I'm sure it is yours! Kim

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  10. Great poem and the pic illustrates it beautifully. Wonderful work.xx

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  11. I really like your style of writing. Thanks for visiting my site. Isn't the creative blog world so interesting? I enjoy "meeting" new people and seeing what they are all about. Thanks for the introduction to a new and wonderful place to stop and visit.

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  12. Lovely poem and the figure naked is so erotic. So nice my eyes.

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  13. Oh my goodness your poems are brilliant Penny! I'm going back for another look...
    BTW thank you for your kind comment...I've added an update on my post with a website for you to see more of Irene's work.
    Linda x

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  14. Appreciate your visit and bringing me here.

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  15. Well I'm really impressed about this entry for the challenge !! Both ; the photo and the poem are very unique !!
    Glad I've seen this and thank you for sharing.

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  16. so very touching!! poem and picture go together so well.

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  17. A beuatiful image and very touching narrative.

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  18. very powerful Pen
    you have an amazing way of expressing yourself...
    imagining opening a book and finding the gift of your words
    oxo

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  19. Wow, this is so sad and wrenching! Amazing poem and photo!

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  20. How honest. I'm sure it's yours & beautiful too.

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  21. I would say it's definitely one of yours Pen, it's brilliant! xx

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  22. It sounds like the original "words on paper scraps" :)
    Beautifully written and so full of reality .... Beautiful.

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  23. Very moving and so is the beautiful B@W photo xxx

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  24. Whew. I'm left wasted after reading your depiction of such a horrific feeling. You brought it to life and showed me what it was. I will remember this one whenever shame appears in my life.

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  25. I think you've put shame into words PERFECTLY!

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