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The Green Dress (painting) Green (poem)

An old self-portrait. The clothing, jewelry, hair style, and background are all purely products of my imagination. Acrylic on canvas

   

Green ( in honor of April, national poetry month)

 

Green watered silk,

The color of the foam

Which rides upon the sea

Whipped high and frothing

Into the fresh-skimming

Air

Sailing to the Orient shore,

Which in its turn sends emissaries

Of the fraught wind

To greet the voyager

With gift of breeze

Redolent of spice and sandalwood--

A silken caress against the ocean's

Humid skin,

Lifting the spindrift

Skirts

Of waves.

 

Faith Goble

April 12, 2008

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Taken on February 20, 2008