Sunday, January 29, 2012

Give Me An Apple

Red Spot II, 1921, Wassily Kandinsky



Give me an apple



every day and  I'm happy.
It's relatively simple

to satisfy my taste.
Eve gave one to Adam,

but I like the notion
of you giving one to me,

a special purpose vehicle,
a universal gravitation,

a certain law of motion
Newton would approve of,

even Lilith would give
her right arm to enjoy.



tk/January 2012



R.A.D. Stainforth delivers this apple on a silver platter:
Visit his excellent blog Black Dogs.



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68 comments:

  1. and... an apple a day keeps the doctor at bay!

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  2. This just made me smile and nod my head, Tess.

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  3. "Please give an apple to ME..." I LOVE it!

    First thought was this:

    "Hey, if the baby keeps dropping her half-apple on my painting...I might as well make that piece of fruit a PART of my masterpiece!"

    PEACE!!

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  4. this is a stunning bit of fun, Tess!
    And Steve E...I love that!

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  5. between Eve and Lilith, Adam didn't have much of a choice did he?

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  6. It made me smile too. I would have never though of an apple. I an not so good with abstract images.

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  7. Lovely Painting and Poem Tess!
    Cheers!

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  8. Clever! I like the frivolity coupled with the "universal gravitation".
    Slipping "Lilith" in there was great! Have you been reading, Browning?

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  9. Wunnerful!
    I'm applauding approval at your motions, Tess.

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  10. Absolutely agreed. (The taste preferable to the knowledge.) K.

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  11. An apple? I'm still looking for the apple. Can it be a red piece of an apple? Great verse Tess!

    Hank

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  12. Indeed, an apple away makes me happy too!

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  13. Ah - a very clever and satisfying write.

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  14. Thanks for the poem and prompt Tess, the reading for this poem has some problem with the sound even at full power I couldn't hear it very well.

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  15. Interesting sentiments and much appreciated colors in the Kandinsky.

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  16. I took a bite and the juice ran down my chin ... an amazing poem about fruit Tess ...

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  17. That apple sure sticks out. : )

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  18. Got to feel sorry for him being abandoned by his first wife and hoodwinked by his second....a right pair, or should I say pear?:)

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  19. If it's crispy and sweet, I'd want one every day too ;)
    Lovely!

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  20. I would like to have a bite of the apple too ~

    Nice one Tess ~

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  21. The basic simplicity of apples..right from the beginning..so good...

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  22. Apple!

    (I couldn't help but take the title as a cheer)

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  23. hunger for an apple, how cute.
    lovely take.

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  24. Perfect- I love the idea of giving an apple and tying in with Newton.

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  25. i like the sheen on that 'apple' slice, and the sheen on your words

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  26. Delicious! Your site never fails to inspire and delight me:) Kandinsky is a favorite of mine.... thank you willow!!

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  27. I think your poem contains the joyfulness, the color, the flavor and the decisiveness of Kandinsky's art.
    A beautiful interpretation, Tess. Thank you for sharing, for helping me with the connections and for all your hard work putting this together. I love it. :o)

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  28. just reading this and all the comments has enlightened me about the artist, wonderful write

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  29. "Eve gave one to Adam"...but of course, it's elemental. Beautifully done, Tess.

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  30. ha some really great references in this...love your touch on newton and adam and eve...and lilith in the end...well played...enjoy your apple tess....

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  31. Interesting fun take on the prompt

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  32. Very clever take on the prompt! Really enjoyed it! *smile*

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  33. So clever! An apple...so simple and yet...

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  34. colorful painting for a winter's day.

    your interpretation is super. the apple, so delicious and simple yet with so much history so to speak. an apple a day keeps love alive. LOL

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  35. Thanks-
    Magic- apples, some better tasting than others... half or better to my animals, a bite for me here and there!

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  36. Make mine a red delicious... smiles

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  37. One of the most sensuous memories I have is the time a man I was in love with shared his apple with me, bite for bite. We hadn't even kissed yet, so eating that apple together was like saying we knew what was to come... gives me chills even now.

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  38. An apple a day keeps the doctor away as we say here Tess.

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  39. Yes, I'm an 'apple a day' man, myself. I devoured this one, pips and all.

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  40. the other day, i was at a hospital, and at the info desk they had apples, and it said to take one, to keep the doctor away

    iron mased fighter

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  41. Brilliant. The written words AND the spoken ones.

    Boy, he nailed it in every way...right down to the tones and inflections.

    =)

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  42. Stainforth did nail it, didn't he? Yes, indeedy.

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  43. Thanks Sue ... Tess and fruit inspire me ... maybe I should have been eating an apple when I read this ... or perhaps just holding one ...

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  44. Dear Tess: Indeed a very seductive poem for my midwinter slump and so alluringly read by the golden- voiced RAD Stainforth! Kudos Tess and shadow of Tess...:)

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  45. ... you know what they say, an apple a day!

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  46. A bit of red is always delicious.

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  47. I love how you take something so simple and make it into something so poetic.

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  48. Lilith clinched it! Good write...

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  49. Good fun. We've had hearts, prosthetic knee caps. Now an apple. Great.

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  50. This an example of what I call a complete poetic thought.

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  51. Yum, and brings happiness and keeps away the Doctor! Love this Tess!

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  52. An apple is so much better than being given the pip! LOL

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  53. Springing straight from the expressionist heart of the poem, this is a great piece of witty whimsy!

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  54. Very lighthearted and fun...and there is something to be said about sharing...an apple. I like that you chose to write about the most obvious part of this painting.

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  55. Thank you so much for your kind comments...it's pure pleasure to share my poems with you dear friends...

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  56. Love the poem, Newton will approve :-)

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Inject a few raisins of conversation into the tasteless dough of existence.
― O. Henry (and me)