Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Time is but a Paper Doll

The artist was busy painting
Pretty pouting lips on a paper doll, 
Casting pleasing shadows 
on the wall
 
She is but a paper doll
It won’t talk, or even walk,
Why then do you believe,
She will dance for you?
Time is but a paper doll
Where there is no time at all
With swirling white hands
Chasing their mates
 Visions softly floating
Neath the flickering candle
Catches her silhouette
Pretty pouting lips on a paper doll
Casting pleasing shadows 
on the wall.
Fin 
The artist was busy painting
Pretty pouting lips on a paper doll,
Casting pleasing shadows on the wall
She is but a paper doll
It won’t talk, or even walk,
Why then do you believe,
She will dance for you?
Time is but a paper doll
Where there is no time at all
With swirling white hands
Chasing their mates
Visions softly floating
Neath the flickering candle
Catches her silhouette
Pretty pouting lips on a paper doll
Casting pleasing shadows on the wall
Fin

 photo credits tumblr

33 comments:

  1. always such magnificent lines
    who's your inspiration?

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  2. Wonderful post. Your poem reminds me of how people cannot essential change one another and how artists often strive to make things better than they may very well be in reality. Cheers!

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  3. The question of art and time is a very interesting question. You refer to time as "paper doll." Do you mean that there is nothing called time or that time is not something which we can change or alter. Do you believe that art is timeless or that art has no time at all. Sorry to bombard you with questions but all these were the things that coloured my mind when I read this post.

    Joy always,
    Susan

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  4. Oh wow.. what a fantastic image your words created, Joanny! To imagine time as a paper doll - now that I think about it, it's so true!! It wrinkles as it ages, gets yellow and worn after a while... and then gets recycled too! And no matter how we try to fold it, there's only so much we can do... it unfolds just like it always does.. in its OWN WAY!
    So many layers to this poem... I could just go on and on...
    Gosh.. I absolutely loved your One Shot, my friend!

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  5. Hi Joanny

    Amazing.....great photowork again,
    specially the first one.... i love it.

    have a nice day

    Greetings, Joop

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  6. Mystérieuse poupée de papier... Elle est très sensuelle et on aimerait la connaître davantage.
    Merci et bonne journée, Joanny!

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  7. Deep and enjoyable. Excellent words.

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  8. i like the colors chosen in those photos-sharp and meaningful

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  9. time is perhaps something we all create when we are making our own paper dolls, painitng faces on them...but the are only paper dolls eh?

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  10. She is but a paper doll
    It won’t talk, or even walk,
    Why then do you believe,
    She will dance for you?

    Wow! this is awesome!

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  11. Coppelia comes to mind! Love your words and pictures.

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  12. Ooh, Joanny, such a beautiful poetic photo composition.
    Nice way to start my day.
    Thank you.

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  13. Pictures and words most inspirational
    Thanks for sharing.

    Yvonne.

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  14. Poem is so beautiful. The images as well. Joanny, did you ever teach Poetry?
    Loved the comment..
    I just read your comments, got em all thinking. Go girl.
    yvonne

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  15. to me this means.
    it's crazy to put a perfect doll like image on humans..
    to me
    - Sy

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  16. A beautiful post Joanny, in words and pictures.
    The third picture moves me very much. To me this picture is about freedom and a place where you can breathe.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Warm hug.

    Berit.

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  17. A great poem that is balanced by the thin line of life, trying not to fall. Excellent selection of images.

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  18. I've read the different interpretations of your poem...all quite interesting...I couldn't begin to analyze it, but I like it a lot!

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  19. This is beautiful in a very sad way. I love the images you chose!

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  20. I had to think about your metaphor before answering. Do you believe that time is fragile as a paper? And whatever stays on paper stays in our memories in time?

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  21. So much more here than just a paper doll... a tree is even not so strong as are your words and metaphor... unique, and hard to describe the feeling this brings to me- my dearest Joanny!

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  22. The ballerina on the roof...stunning image, great choice for this poem. That one will stay with me a while.

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  23. Lovely Joanny, your writing is always so feminine and beautiful...I love the face of the mime...dressing as one in my younger days ..and all the paper doll masks that we put on and take off throughout our lives.....blessings...bkm

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  24. I love the image of the ballerina on the roof. Free and willing to risk for the beauty of the moment. Interesting image to pair with your poem.

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  25. Awww. I believe she will dance for the person who is thoughtful enough to handle the paper with delicate care :) XOXO

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  26. you take brilliant shots - I love your portraits, picture of shadow and shilouette

    lovely work

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  27. Your poem reminds me of a woman I used to know who spent hours (for real) painting her face but there wasn't much inside her and she was not happy.

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  28. We often fall in love with a paper doll, and are then surprised when it's inert..very well done!

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  29. The photography you use is always off the charts. I love how you say all the we see on the outside is not always what the depths shall reveal.

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  30. why then do you believe she will dance for you?

    this struck me...

    loved the pretty pouting lips and the shadows on the wall, joanny... this is powerful prose friend. thank you.

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  31. We are as we are. Art should change us. Artiface won't. Well done, Joanny.

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