The picture I display here to sort of illustrate this poem is called Wild Woman,
painted by Willow Arlenea. View, or order a print of this painting at The Lightworks Visionary Art Gallery. See more paintings by Willow Arlenea at Designs by Willow
Posted with Permission
Painting a Wild Woman
He painted a portrait last night, drew lazy strokes
through hues of me. Rendered beautiful
beneath his brush, I posed where midnight
and indigo shone through dragonflies' wings.
He curved my lines against the bend of a willow -
slick knife swipes, pale to contrast a springtime sky
and reflected beyond the shoreline, rose
the swollen wet scent of my birth.