Art Models

September 18, 2012 at 9:02 am (Poems) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Queens of the studio
we sought the other’s company
time within the confines
of our role to reflect
on limited life chances

Paid a pittance we posed
in perfect stillness
projections of abashed love
brushed into our lives
by twelve anxious teenagers

They painted our ordinary beauty
over again every day, beaten by
the pink plait which wound like
laughter down her strong back
carving fold and curve

Our granite lives outside
were hacked in sharp relief
to this academic canvas
where promises were outlined
to be smudged at a later sitting.


  1. Brice Maiurro said,

    Where you split your lines is perfect.

  2. robertnathan said,

    Hi Julia, cool site! I love discovering poetry blogs. Thanks for liking my blog 🙂

  3. Tanya Raabe said,

    hello from the artist who draws the model
    i draw the novelist as she writes xxx

    • Julia Dean-Richards said,

      It’s true – we live many different lives, filled with words and pictures. Good to see you here, Tanya x

  4. Tanya Raabe said,

    Reblogged this on Tanya Raabe Visual Artist and commented:
    i draw the the novelist as she writes………

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