Venus at daybreak

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Venus Frigida, by Peter Paul Rubens (Flemish), 1614.

 

Venus at daybreak

our wintertime love
shivers in the spilled ink dawn,
turns her frigid back

Ryan Stone

Written for the 20 poem challenge at Ekphrastic, September 2016.

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9 thoughts on “Venus at daybreak

  1. This piece is quite powerful, most especially with the painting. “winter time love” could be something cozy, but here I think even the love is frigid to begin with. And something so cold turns colder with the wonderful image of “the spilled ink dawn” not much light or hope in that sky. And that love “turns her frigid back” I imagine this person once loved freezing over like a snow queen. Like the love turned her heart stone cold to the Ice it began with ten times thicker. Great piece. I kept reading this one over and thinking.

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