Lace Tattoo

Antique needles threaded copper for the heart lace tattoo.
It was a time ago when a solitary heart did beat silver and speak a secret gold.
Matching the now pattern of Spring scent it takes a more than
one search of the fresh cotton lining.

A leaf flutters with ‘take me if you can’ on the tree of knowledge.
Do you catch it before it falls?
Should you pluck the answer from the branch?
I would but my lace tattoo has a little thread of wandering copper that is shining purple in my eyes.
A lovely distraction when the heart is truthful blue to be sure … a stamp of colour to remind not to strain against the asking.

Tease me wind with your scent and paint the day with the transfer of a different loving equation.
My answer to the greening metal is to kiss mend before you awake.
And be the singing soldier in your life.

More I should say more but the paint is drying me a different hue….

© K S Hardy 2011

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  • LauraBroussard
    LauraBroussardover 3 years ago

    Oh my goodness, that is so sentimental, such pure beauty in your writing tonight :) xxxxxx

  • Hi Laura
    I remember when I wrote this I was feeling very strongly about a painful decision I had made.
    I saw the fragility of my acceptance to surrender but also the strength to want to move forward as well. Thank you for your so kind words on this prose. xxxxx

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • msdebbie
    msdebbieover 3 years ago

    The central stanza is my favourite Karen, especially a stamp of colour to remind not to strain against the asking. Lovely piece, such sweetly coloured ideas xxx

  • Hi there :O))
    I have been been a busy wee bubbler and have not been about the bubble as much so please forgive my lateness in replying.
    So firstly, thank you so much for highlighting a line from this, it is always so affirming when another writer does this. xxxxx

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Taylorover 3 years ago

    wow, this is wonderful Karen sue!! xxx

  • Hi Karin
    Thank you so much.
    Hope life is being kind and sweet to you. xxx

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • Sally Omar
    Sally Omarover 3 years ago

    Beautiful!! xo

  • Many thanks Sally xxx

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • Lisa  Jewell
    Lisa Jewellover 3 years ago

    the paint drying you a different hue
    for me that is a great omen
    much thought in this my Darling

  • Hi ya
    The colours dry and they blend so much better when we spend them with kindred.
    My time with you has added some special fuel in my soul tank..xoxoxo

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • Traceyisanozzy
    Traceyisanozzyover 3 years ago

    Darling Karen, your painting the day with the transfer of a different loving equation here has totally made mine….this is such a beautiful write and made me sigh, over and over…extremely gorgeous prose xoxo

  • Hi you
    Well such a compliment from one of RB Goddesses sure makes this bubbler feel rather wonderful.
    I ove the colour that you brought into my life……It is the colour of honey on a day of rainbows…xxxxx

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • sandra22
    sandra22over 3 years ago

    “…paint the day”, oooh Doll, a standout line for me…beautiful visuals Karen
    Sandra xx

  • Hi Sandra-Kitty
    Tis a full cream colouring and fresh wishes me thinks that we shall paint with our creative sharing.
    Purr Purr Purr xoxoxo

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • Blake Steele
    Blake Steeleover 3 years ago

    I think you are a singing soldier.

  • Hi Blake
    That is such a gorgeous thing to say! Thanks so much x

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • raymondoantonio
    raymondoantonioover 3 years ago


  • LOL …… I am glad you approve Ray xxx

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • Robin Monroe
    Robin Monroeover 3 years ago

    a beautiful painting you have created here…I want a lace tattoo too(smile), I so enjoy your writes:)

  • What an awesome compliment from such a talented artist as yourself!
    You sure made me smile…xxxx

    – Arcadia Tempest

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