Carry On Tuesday, http://carryontuesdayprompt.blogspot.com/, prompt #115 was “In my head I paint a picture.” Not very iambic, but definitely something fun to work with.
I want to take a second to give everyone a warning. I have often praised VersePerfect, the program I use for most of my poetry writing, but today I found a flaw with it. I had just completed the most wonderful poem of my life—okay, maybe it was just a rough draft of a so so poem—when we lost electrical power here at my home. It only lasted a couple of seconds, and no, I don’t have a backup power supply. It was enough to shut down my computer. Guess what? VersePerfect does not have an automatic save feature.
I lost everything and had to start over. Because my poem was one of those free-writes, which apparently doesn’t pass through any mental retention circuit, I couldn’t remember more than a few words of it. What you see below is poem number two.
I PAINT A PICTURE IN MY HEAD
by Mike Patrick
No artist I, with pallet bright;
a brush held in my hand feels wrong,
but when it comes to you, my love,
the beauty in my eyes is strong.
I paint a picture in my head
of every graceful move you make.
Each breath becomes a different pose,
each step or stir, an artist’s take.
In Leonardo’s greatest dream
could live such beauty with your style.
His art would strive to finally rise
to you, with Mona Lisa’s smile.