Pentimento. Poem prep.

Paint. Daub. Stroke. Brush. Board. Canvas. Canvass. Cover. Coat. Stain. Veneer. Pigment. Chroma. Tint. Tones. Oil. Acrylic. Tempera. Watercolor. Rouge. Blush.

Random associations with painting; I’m challenged by Brooke to write a poem around a fascinating word discovered in my reading tonight: pentimento. It’s when an underlayer of paint is visible beneath layers of paint atop it, as when an artwork is painted over with another image. Spiritual metaphors? I think so. Especially as “pentimento” is Italian for “repentance”…

Now I’m wondering if there is a way for me to write one poem over top another, as painters may. Hmmmm.

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