painting details

Jean François de Le Motte

painting details

speaking parts
significant numbers
lettered states of mind

flickers of hope
senseless memories
imaginative figures

mundane interpretations
innocence and healing

first impressions
casual thoughts
profound revelations

in the details
combinations, variations
love of the written word


Written for:

Magpie Tales – Mag 121

Image Credit: res obscura

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 June 10, 2012, in Magpie Tales, Poetry and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 27 Comments.

  1. You are right- there is such a sense of love of the written word here. K.

  2. I found the whole painting too and thought it fascinating. Nicely written Tammy.

  3. I enjoy the details and variations ~ Enjoyed your perspective ~

  4. A great take on the prompt.

  5. Interesting impressions. I like this one.

  6. the love is in the details, esp when it comes to writing…as in painting when you are trying to capture a bit of reality…

  7. Words have a fatal attraction, eh?

  8. love the quick hits of image, as they roll from line to line, tailored, yet still open enough for the reader to really color in a personalized reaction. Very cool

  9. All hail to our glorious ‘writing muse’! We are all addicted to her, YES!

  10. Hey Zongrik, delightfully cryptic, thanks Kuta

  11. that last line is perfect!

  12. That’s quite a collection! I like that you end with love of the written word.

  13. Grateful that it never stops!! This renews itself..

  14. I enjoyed seeing the entire painting! ‘love of the written word’ … what it’s all about!

  15. I really like “lettered states of mind”…nice…

  16. A perfect description of the painting.

  17. Very nice, love is in the air!

  18. cool and creative take on this painting Z. a collage of all the thoughts that
    a letter, the written word holds. love – lettered states of mind.

  19. Ah. I didn’t seek the entire painting – I love it – Well done!

  20. How wonderfully expressive! I love the whole painting and your poem is brilliant. =D

  21. This is a mini masterpiece in itself!

  22. hypercryptical

    Agree – it is a mini masterpiece!

    Anna :o]

  23. You got the details alright, painted with words on your brush.

  24. Perfect response to the prompt and resonates with any lover of words.


  25. This is touching and a really gorgeous use of words to convey what words often cannot. Paired with the image, a winning combination. Great write, Tammy! Peace , Amy

  26. I admire you for Being creative with your words and you are an inspiration. Thanks for visiting my site.

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