MAN AND WOMAN

This painting by Kuzma Petrov-Vodin named Spring is the picture prompt for this week’s edition of Magpie Tales.

Man and woman talk to each other
not comprehending a word that’s said.
She wants him to understand her.
He marvels at her stubborn head.

Not comprehending a word that’s said
they contemplate the other with distrust.
He marvels at her stubborn head
how fascinating it was in the past.

They contemplate the other with distrust
What was in him that had her enthralled?
How fascinating it was in the past
his handsome looks now leave her cold.

What was in him that had her enthralled?
Here is the man she used to know.
His handsome looks now leave her cold
Passion left with nary a shadow.

Here is the man she used to know
Here is the woman he adored
Passion left with nary a shadow
Could their lost dreams be restored?

Here is the woman he adored
She wants him to understand her
Could lost dreams be restored?
Man and woman talk to each other.

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I wrote the poem as a response to the above picture prompt.   I tried to follow a storyline in my head, but it somehow disappeared when I tried to write a Pantoum.  The idea to write one was prompted by a NAPOWRIMO prompt which actually asked for a Pantun.   Thank you for coming by and reading, and for your comments too. :-)  Kindly visit Magpie Tales for more poetic interpretations of the picture.  :-)

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14 thoughts on “MAN AND WOMAN

    • Thanks, Jamie. I finally read your His & Hers. You said so beautifully and poetically one truth about love – it goes beyond physical romance. :-)

  1. sadly it’s way too often like this…trying to talk to each other without trying to really understand the other..distrust is a big worse-maker in this as well…i think there is a way to open up communication again but both really have to try to listen unbiased.. well written..the form works well with the theme…

  2. relationships are such messy things…we seem built differently at times…communication sadly is often too soon to go in relationships….and then when dis-trust worms its way in (because of lack of communication…ugh…hard place to be…

  3. I loved the form you used to write this poem. And you wrote the ‘communication problem’ well. Somehow I have little hope for this particiular relationship.

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