Monday, April 18, 2011


"Woman with crossed arms" Picasso

A thousand small hurts
tenderly tied with ribbon
of sharp rusty wire

alone in the dark
unopened and indignant
plot quiet revenge

This prompt is loosely based on one or more of this week's prompts at Big Tent Poetry.


  1. Remarkable, Erin. Your poem is totally perfect for this painting.

  2. Enjoyed this one, Erin, particularly the image of the tied hurts.

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  4. Lydia--Thanks. I found the painting after I wrote the poem, and thought it fit.

    Gordon--Thank you! Glad you stopped by!

    Suomi--Thanks so much. I'm glad you stumbled upon me. I appreciate the words of encouragement and the interest.