Paper Princess

Paper Princess dancing
In her paper world
Painted in diamonds
Sapphires and pearls

Paper roses in a paper cup
On a table scarred with age
Dancing in winters chill draught
A cold and lonely stage

Against a backdrop of peeling wallpaper
A Van Gogh print in a dusty frame
Gold leaf gown twirls in the wind of her dreams
As the Paper Princess yearns for the sunlit plains

To the longing in her heart
Paper Princess holds on tight
To leave behind her paper world
And dance in the moonlight

Paper daisies in the Paper Princess’ hair
Crepe paper petals scattered at her feet
She will be free? She will not be?
The Paper Princess all of her life

Paper stars fall
From the sky
Paper teardrops
Fall from her eyes

© Alison Pearce 2009

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Paper Princess artwork created by Coppertrees

This poem was inspired by the above artwork created by my dear friend, Vickie – professionally known as Coppertrees. (Go check out her profile page and find out why. You won’t be disappointed!)
When Vickie first asked me to come up with some writing to go alongside the piece, I couldn’t believe how similar a piece of poetry I was already working on was reflected in her work! A bit of destiny I think.
I see in her work, and hope it comes across in my words, a woman who is bound, conforming; while wanting freedom desperately. Like a 2D character yearning to be 3D, to use a simple analogy.
Anyway, I hope you like it Vickie!

Logan based writer, poet and artist. I seek with the pen and the brush. I think and it rolls out into words or strokes. I believe my writing should paint a picture and that my art should tell a story. I’m an uncomplicated woman in a very complicated way.

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  • tkrosevear
    tkrosevearover 5 years ago

    OH YEAH ~ BRAVO Ali, most definitely a collaboration driven by destiny ;) xoxoxox

  • Thank you so much Tammy :)

    – Alison Pearce

  • coppertrees
    coppertreesover 5 years ago

    Awesome Alison it gave me goose bumps and a knot in my throat…Fantastic writing…

  • I am so glad you like it Vickie :) You inspire me sooooo much :) Love ya!

    – Alison Pearce

  • coppertrees
    coppertreesover 5 years ago

    We are linked in both Pieces…

  • Sue  Fellows
    Sue Fellowsover 5 years ago

    Stunning work!!!….Congrats to you both!!!… :-))

  • Thank you so much Sue :)

    – Alison Pearce

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