Immortal Painting

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

Dorian Gray and is portrait are the themes for almost all of our notions of self-actualization and visualization.

Immortal Painting

By: Angel Acuna Robinson

Trapped between tomorrow

And reflections of the past,

My present has become

A medium of echoes.

Reverberated symbols, sentiments,

And silhouettes circuit through my system,

Rapaciously repainting themselves

On the inside of my eyelids.

Works of Basil* they seem.

There is no preferred view

Than the panoramic graph

Of opportunity.

As there is no shore

To which the tides

Do not search to reach,

There is no end to

The effect of lucid memory.

Nor is the complete removal

Of such thoughts a remote possibility;

For, even if I set fire to her memory

She would benefit me—

The ashen embers that 

Her once venerated image leaves

Would fertilize my internal Samsara. 


  • Basil was the painter in Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray. He becomes obsessed with Dorian and thinks that Dorian’s beauteous aesthetics has helped him, as the artist, to create a new form of art.

Submitted: December 14, 2020

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Jobe Rubens

Good to see you back, Angel. Your works resonate, they really do - always a sigh of relief: At last . . . a fellow writer who tilts the lens just like me.

Mon, December 14th, 2020 4:25pm

Angel Acuna-Robinson

Jobe...I had to find my muse and it came to be the one that really got me going 20 years ago...honestly the energy from one soul can create a multiverse of content and infinitely unknown context.
Thanks for the warm return.

Tue, December 15th, 2020 5:48am

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