IMAGE & POEM (JULY 2004)

ROUGE

(Poem by Wendy Howe )

She slides her hair under a red hat
her husband purchased for an anniversary gift.
Its brim is in full bloom
like poppies overshadowing a field
Monet painted summers ago.

The artist placed his wife
among the rouged flowers
knowing their shade would embolden
the dry stalks of grass
and her complexion paled
from a dark confinement.

His brush splattered petals
On canvas. Wind-blown and wanton,
they loaned his woman a smooth burst
Of confidence, an opulent fire
that trailed her footsteps, attracted
The gossip of villagers and nodding trees.

Such attention compels a lady
to seek red, to camouflage her worries
in a swirl of color and fling time
aimlessly adrift. When she turns her head,
all those seconds dangle, magic
chapeau ribbons
          tickling a long but stiffened neck.

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