dVerse — Q44 167 — Artiste

The Third Hand, 1947 - Hans Hofmann

She hurls paint at life,
bold, gloppy oranges
and reds, hoping it dries
before diluting rains
wash it down the drain.

She hurls paint at death
splatters of purple and
brown, royalty and decay.
The way of things won’t
have it any other way.

top image:  “The Third Hand” by Hans Hofmann.

De Jackson (aka whimsygizmo) is today’s host for dVerse’ Quadrille Monday. De says:
Pen us a poem of precisely 44 words [using some form of the word bold.]

57 Comments Add yours

  1. I love the way you used those colors as a sign of defiance to what life hurls you.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, Bjorn.

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  2. Love the balance here. Each verse would actually work alone, together they add up to something more.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Sarah!

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  3. whimsygizmo says:

    I love the juxtaposition here, Lisa. I feel I should hurl some paint at some things today. Sounds like righteous therapy.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Happy you connected with the poem, De. Thank you.

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  4. merrildsmith says:

    It sounds a good way to live. I love those bright, bold colors.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Merril!

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      1. merrildsmith says:

        You’re welcome!

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  5. rogblog666 says:

    bold colours indeed.
    loved this ppoem.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Rog, glad you enjoyed it.

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  6. I like this—bold as the colours in the painting.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Jane, happy you like it.

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  7. Gillena Cox says:

    Life and death the two sides to complete the spinning coin.

    Much❤love

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, Gillena ❤

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  8. Sometimes you have to be defiant.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes, you do, despite an overarching culture that demands obedience.

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  9. Ron. says:

    Awesome Quad! Thanks

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Glad you enjoyed it, thanks Ron.

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  10. lillian says:

    Just as writing can release feelings and emotions, so too can painting….and you’ve expressed that so well with the word choice here – as in twice saying “hurls” and then gloppy and splatters. Using the word throws just wouldn’t have the same feelings….and the illustration is perfect!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      So happy you enjoyed the poem, Lillian. Thanks for the feedback!

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  11. marialberg says:

    It is very bold indeed to start hurling pant at life and death. I really like that imagery.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I like that imagery also 🙂 Thank you.

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  12. rothpoetry says:

    Sounds like a strong defiant woman! Well done, Lis!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Dwight, I’ve been working on collages today and so color was in my mind. I just read your poem and LOVE that painting! There is such vivid life in it. Thanks you.

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  13. I like the idea of throwing paint at death. Nicely done.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thanks, Arcadia!

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  14. memadtwo says:

    Always intertwined. (K)

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  15. K.Hartless says:

    What a bold action. I love it. The idea that we can change the image whenever we have the courage to do so. I love reading your quadrilles, Lisa.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Lovely comment, much appreciated, K ❤

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  16. Sadje says:

    A thought provoking poem Li.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, Sadje.

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      1. Sadje says:

        My pleasure 💖

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  17. kim881 says:

    I love this portrait of a bold, defiant woman in all her colourful glory, Lisa! If she were here today, rain would definitely wash it down the drain.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Kim 🙂

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      1. kim881 says:

        You are more than welcome, Lisa!

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  18. Oh I love your bold combination here Lisa! a great take!❣️

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  19. Raivenne says:

    Oh the bold colors set the defiant tone to perfection!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, Raivenne!

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  20. kittysverses says:

    I enjoyed the contrasts in the poem, Li. 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Kitty 🙂

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  21. love the feeling of throwing paint onto the canvas of life and death – great imagination Lisa

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Many thanks, Laura ❤

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  22. Lisa, the colors are so good at emoting “boldness” in this poem. It’s really in your face, which is very cool.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, Colleen. That’s the gear I’m often in with my poetry.

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      1. I love the senses and color is so good at imagery. It’s magical.

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  23. M Jay Dixit says:

    An unbridled artist who doesn’t hold back and paints the rawness of life and death. She sounds badass. Great use of the prompt word, Lisa.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Jay, love your comment, thank you!

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  24. Jim says:

    Sure not to be partial, artist showing both sides.
    ..

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  25. Great use of bold colors, Lisa!

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  26. Badfinger (Max) says:

    It sounds like she lives life on the edge or by the moment…

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