Oct 15, 2007


Of what
do muses
relaxed and still

she is a puzzle
to be solved
and wonders if
there is a challenge
in the expression
of her skin
a rill of flowing mane
a landscape of
hip and waist
rolling down to
a mesa of shins
a scrabble of toes

needing the light
loving the shadow
together contrasting her contours
of dreams and reality
that in their turn
are her puzzle to be solved

she lays along the line of light
playing to her best side
and lives to inspire
disrobes to disarm
sleeps in the warm regards
of Rembrandt palettes
and morning sun


LauraB said...

What you can do with a few lines, m'dear, is just fantastic. (That applies to the poetry as well as the drawing...)

Erica said...

Girl, you do kick ass, as laurab said, with the poetry and the artwork. I think I'd rather have you draw me, than that evil John Cox.

Joan of Argghh! said...

Yes, dear. He was quite drunk when he drew all of us.

People forget that alcohol is a muscle-relaxer. It's why singers can't sing when drunk. Artists can't draw when drunk, either, else everything would look like Picasso or Dali.

Nonny said...

You are a duette of many talents. Are you an artist for a living?

Joan of Argghh! said...

Thanks and yes. I am an artist of sorts at work; I regularly turn sow's ears into silk purses.

Joan of Argghh! said...

Thanks, Laura.

I need a whole afternoon to watch all the cool vids you posted on your site. The Jawja meet sure set me back on posting. Glad you took up the slack for me.


The Senior Chief said...


I found gold in pocket Sunday, and learned you had blessed me.

Joan of Argghh! said...

Aye. Gold doubloons are good booty. Did ye get one that said, "arrgghh!" on it?


Jean said...

I like this, Joan!

Joan of Argghh! said...

Thanks, Jean. We missed you in Helen.

zonker said...

You are truly talented, Joan, and in so many areas, too. Amazing!

Jean said...

Wish I coulda been there. Hopefully, next time.

julie said...

Beautiful; I second the demand for more.

Van said...

Joan! Just found you this weekend... 100+ posts...?... not sure how I didn't find your hideout before now, might have something to do with having zero slack lately - primordial or otherwise.

I'm enjoying it now though, soaking up the Art - visual and textual.

Gotta love the blog title too.

"...but haven't found my "voice" yet"

Yeah... riiight.

Nonny said...

"I regularly turn sow's ears into silk purses"

Interesting. Are you a sculptor? I envy people who work at things they enjoy.

Joan of Argghh! said...

Hey Van! I've not been hiding too much. Glad you made it over here to my little town on the 'net.

Nonny, I basically work in a circus. Spreadsheets, reports, ghost stories,weird phone calls, ancient building, freaky co-workers (and that's just the living ones) and we do it all while juggling.


Joan of Argghh! said...

Thanks, Julie. I tried out that police sketch thingy, but I'm not as brave as you...