Barbara Kongsbak
and Lisa Nielsen

Barbara Kongsbak
Response

One Door Closing

By Lisa Nielsen
Inspiration piece

The sky is damp and
the buildings are glistening tonight, as
smoke rises off the sidewalk.
Footsteps and breath form
a rhythmic chorus of goodbye, which is always
my favorite serenade, but it requires perfect timing
or you will call me heartless.
I know I am safest when I’m alone.
You grope me insisting I  trust you.
So, I play along, without mercy, watching
you catch hesitation between your teeth
and calling it a rose.
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4 Comments

  1. Lisa kilhefner
    Posted December 9, 2013 at 4:33 pm | #

    Absolutely exquisite, both pieces. I love the moodiness of them. Very well done!

  2. Barbara Kongsbak
    Posted December 9, 2013 at 6:34 pm | #

    Thank you Lisa. It’s been quite interesting to see how we both connected over our mutual inspiration pieces. it was my first time. I am going to take mine and redo it on a canvas to try and improve the direction I wanted to take with it.

  3. elizabethstelling
    Posted December 9, 2013 at 9:22 pm | #

    I am quite humbled at the work here. I feel like mine is way overboard- nice work!

  4. Posted December 14, 2013 at 6:00 pm | #

    The mood of the words brought to life in the image. Right down to the grope and the misidentified rose. Brava!

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