Thursday, January 2, 2014

Be Somebody


Be SomebodyGeorge Underwood (1947- )


in a perfect world of
sculpted 
creamy
mannequins

like
cloned
bone 
swimsuits

breathing

(perhaps)


there can only be 

subtle

revolution

in

chained
soul
music


This painting graces a recent album cover of the Norwegian rock band Ungdomskulen


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9 comments:

Marlon O. said...

just so full of rhythm.

=)

Robert Bourne said...

perfect images we are inundated with them... so many get trapped into that game that cannot be won...

Hannah said...

Love the sound play in "cloned/bone," and these images are so intriguing. Great piece, Gemma.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Wonderful ekphrasis poetry, which does not attempt to describe but the inhabit the painting. What a remarkable artist.

blueoran said...

I get the ends of perfection here, where nothing needs to happen because everything's flawlessly line up. Skinny supermodels remind me of "cloned bone swimsuits." Airtight and no room to breathe. Amen.

Kim Nelson said...

A beautiful poem, Gemma. And perhaps subtle revolution is the very best sort. More likely to stick!

Kay L. Davies said...

The faces are fascinating, Gemma, and have the power to evoke poems such as yours.
K

hyperCRYPTICal said...

Love your (very valid) interpretation of those wonderful images Gemma.
Have a wonderful New Year.
Anna :o]

Margaret said...

… these images do scream "conformity" .. the looking off into the distance - the unblinking gaze leaves me unsettled.

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