“I never painted dreams. I painted my own reality.” Frida Kahlo
Mexican heat invades
each night, pervades
the frangible seams
and transmutes dreams
thickly oiling the barren
livid with pain.
Morning arrives again
with the promise of reality,
a canvas to daub with certainty
self-portraits of her truth.
Kim M. Russell, 3rd May 2018
My response to Imaginary Garden with Real Toads Bits of Inspiration ~ Frida Kahlo also linked to dVerse Poets Pub Open Link Night
Today Susie is inspiring us with the life and art of Frida Kahlo. She has given us a short autobiography, as well as quotes from Kahlo, and says that there is much to learn about this amazing woman. Susie says that she is drawn to her because she was a woman who suffered incredible pain, and chose to let it be her muse, her inspiration to create art.
For today’s challenge, Susie asks us to choose a quote, a photo, one of Frida’s art pieces as inspiration or like Frida, paint a new poem with words.