Saturday, October 26, 2013

Sleeping Woman

from Change in the Wind

 after Toulouse Lautrec


Cheeks still bruised by sleep,

a single eyelid

rebounds,

and spies last night's lover;

pen poised,

taking an image

not willingly given.



Beside her,

where he has lain, is now cold,

but where they came together

is indelibly marked in knotted sheets,

and tangled mind.



Who is this man,

who now coldly sketches

a body that just hours before,

led him to total surrender?

© Niall OConnor 2013


Good Bookshops stocking Change in the Wind:

Scribbles (Drumcondra)
Books Upstairs (College Green)

4 comments:

  1. Wonderful, Niall. I am still enjoying "Change in the Wind"

    Best

    Res

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  2. Mary Murray

    beautiful,so real,and then he wants to capture her in canvas

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  3. Dennis Moriarty

    Very beautifully written, one to read and read again.

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  4. Amy Barry
    My favourite. This is the one we requested you to read in Fermoy...Thank you for sharing again, Niall. Good Morning!

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