Sunday, 28 June 2020

Bohemian Girl

Bohemian Girl
Painting by Nava Lundy

Bohemian Girl

Society moulded her into
submission, yet her surrender
was only skin deep. She tries
to cut the straining strings
but throws away the machete
and steps outside her mind


Her need for stuff slides
like a silk sheet of the bed
Her riches become purple
paintings, sunflowers
laughter and conversations
under the weeping willow.


She builds a house without walls
where her heart sleeps on the floor

of the forest and the fields
Like a wild breeze she stirs
the leaves of ignorance

and burns truth on pages

The covers of her book
ooze colour and openness
The ones reading her
sense love and peace
sense a free spirit
The spirit of a bohemian girl

Marja Blom

19 comments:

  1. I love this poem, Marja. Your Bohemian girl reminds me of me many years ago. I especially love the lines:
    ‘Like a wild breeze she stirs
    the leaves of ignorance
    and burns truth on pages’.

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  2. Loved this. Oh, to be free ...

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  3. Great, inspiring painting!
    We rather envy the bohemian girl of your poem fo her being a 'free spirit', a 'wild breeze'!

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  4. Thew girl in the painting looks as if she would be just as you describe.

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  5. Well done! These vivid lyrical lines flow freely like the openness of the unconventional bohemian lifestyle.

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  6. Beautiful! This feels marvelous.

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  7. The ability to take our lives and create it in a way to suit ourselves and not what other people think is a superpower.

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  8. I want to meet your Bohemian girl! She's everything we all secretly want to be.

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  9. Love this! She sounds like a force to reckon with 💝🥰

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  10. A beautifully drawn word portrait. Wonderful, mesmerizing lines in this. A pleasure to read.

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  11. I love the third stanza so much, the extra-free house, the effects of the breeze (I hope some of that wind blows our way).

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  12. I love this! A house with no walls....beautiful portrait of a beautiful soul.

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  13. you said it just right. that's what a bohemian girl is, great write!

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  14. Love this...like the way she steps outside her mind into freedom.

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  15. Love the rhythm and the objects portrayed. I think I'm a Bohemia girl too!

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  16. Oh, I love your Bohemian girl..My spirit is dancing with her.

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  17. a house without walls, sunflowers, conversations - my heart fills!

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  18. Hi Marja - your poem evokes much ... bohemia - I'm probably too practical - but as I grow older I've become freer. I was interested in the artist 'Nava Lundy' - very talented. Take care - Hilary

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  19. Great work! I truly felt this one!

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