haunting suppleness

image by Christophe Gilbert

haunting suppleness

clear-cut pigeonholed art nouveau
harmony excised amidst
repetitive melodic figures

from the depths
of nonchalant dismissal
methodical construction

dense tapestry of sound
inferior rushing acceleration
too disciplined

vibrant resonant glow
razor-sharp detail
pandering, diminishing
articulated elegance


Written and Posted:

Magpie Tales – Mag 104

Photo Credit:  Photo Manipulations by Christophe Gilbert

About zongrik

For those of you who do not know the handle "zongrik," that would be Bat-Ami Gordin. Most people call me "Tammy." Bat-Ami means "daughter of my nation" in Hebrew. It's a heavy name to carry around. I answer to either name. I also answer to "mama." Some Basic Things about me: Animal lover, mom, poet/writer, dramatic soprano, photographer, teacher/tutor, CERT/Technician and, oh yeah, aerospace engineer. I consider myself "The Astro-Poet." To learn more about the origins of the word "zongrik" see whats-a-zongrik?

Posted on February 14, 2012, in Magpie Tales and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 19 Comments.

  1. ‘repetitive melodic figures’ and ‘articulated elegance’ are my favorite lines ….

  2. A lot of beautiful sounds here, like all those limbs. K.

  3. I really like the way the”artist” constructs this…even without the pic, I’d see this poem clearly..

  4. A result for the Astro-Poet! I’ll be back if the poems are delivered as such.

  5. The artist has the effect of mesmerizing with a poem not just a painting. Brilliant zongrik!


  6. I always think I should read you with a glass of wine in one hand!
    This is an amazing mesh of words.

  7. “pandering, diminishing
    articulated elegance”


  8. I liked your poem…And thank you for coming by my place…


  9. This is brilliant….clear-cut pigeonholed art nouveau harmony excised amidst repetitive melodic figures

  10. Articulated elegance, indeed. Well done!

  11. Fabulous lines here Astro-poet!

  12. Glorious imagery. Your first stanza is really striking.

  13. repetitive melodic figures

    You’re right, they do add strong bass notes to this symphony of the human form…

  14. This is a tight write – not one superfluous word. Beautifully done.

  15. You grabbed me with pigeonholed art nouveau…I had to repeat it several times…out loud…

  16. “dense tapestry of sound|” and “vibrant resonant glow” give an areospace imagery to the poem “haunting suppleness”; I can see how this piece could take off to the moon~! Are we?

  17. love that you bring the sound element in so strong…it works really well when you play off a silent pic…giving it depth….

  18. I like this a lot. It is very well written an definitely leaves an impression

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