Saturday, July 31, 2021

Sunday Muse - A Painter

"Roots" 1943 by Frida Kahlo (link) 

The Hurting Painter 

There you lay amongst a sea of fallen leaves 
Hurt, emerging from tap root of aging elm 
Bringing with you tender green--new hope conceived 
The dirt the old crumbling leaves be overwhelmed 

Get up arise cut your cord and paint anew 

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 - Frida Kahlo was a Mexican painter, the first woman from her country to be famous for her art.  From childhood, without formal education, painted profusely.   Although at age eighteen she was badly hurt and was left handicapped for the rest of her life she still painted and gained national and world recognition.  
 - The "self portrait" above fairly recently sold for five million dollars plus.  Read more here and about this picture at this link

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 - Poem Copyright, Jimmiehov 2021, All Rights Reserved 
 - I am linked with Carrie Van Horn for the Photo prompt at The Sunday Muse #171 
 - I'm also at 55 syllables without the title

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At Sunday, August 01, 2021 7:01:00 AM, Blogger qbit said...

Nice to bring it back from the painting to the painter.

At Sunday, August 01, 2021 8:23:00 AM, Blogger Carrie Van Horn said...

I love this Jim! A beautiful poem and the background on Frida is a wonderful addition.

At Sunday, August 01, 2021 8:55:00 AM, Blogger Helen said...

Well done!! Love that you added notes ~~~ I enjoyed this poem, Jim!

At Sunday, August 01, 2021 9:13:00 AM, Blogger C. Sandlin said...

Vivid image of growing beyond a seemingly damaged foundation.

At Sunday, August 01, 2021 11:57:00 AM, Blogger ms_lili said...

Jim I like your speaking to Frida in your poem. Thank you for the links also. Amazing the painting sold for so much. I see Madonna as a Frida-like persona and can see why she would be drawn to her work.

At Sunday, August 01, 2021 2:21:00 PM, Blogger Sherry Blue Sky said...

"Arise and paint anew." I love it!

At Sunday, August 01, 2021 2:48:00 PM, Blogger Susie Clevenger said...

Oh, what a perfect poem for Frida

At Sunday, August 01, 2021 4:15:00 PM, Blogger indybev said...

Thanks for the poem, Jim, and for the info on Frida. It boggles my mind to think this sold for +$10 million!

At Tuesday, August 03, 2021 7:38:00 PM, Blogger said...

You have done Frida proud!


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