‘The 100’ #82 – The Infusion of Fluid


The infusion of fluid


cannot sustain the roses,

they are not comic paper blooms

fed by alliterative liquids,

they need sweet rain,

admiring glances

from the wine drinkers

on the patio,

naked heat

and a wandering nose

to embrace

in scarlet scented intensity.

They need bird song

and fat worms,

the living throb

of rich dark earth,

and at least one poet,

who, dizzied by love

is reminded only

of his lover’s mouth,

the burning petals

of her night and

the infusion of fluid.


art and poem by clinock.

art: acrylic and mixed media. Click on image for best view.

‘The 100′ series was initiated by my 100th Post in April 2012. As text and images are the essence of my blog my intention is to present 100 pieces of textual art from historical and contemporary artists and from my own hand. To view the series to date click on ‘The 100’ in my Category Menu.


20 thoughts on “‘The 100’ #82 – The Infusion of Fluid

    1. Ese – I am soaked to the skin and beyond by your verbal and floral pyrotechnics. Infused with your muse I thank you….
      “And all shall be well and
      All manner of thing shall be well
      When the tongues of flame are in-folded
      Into the crowned knot of fire
      And the fire and the rose are one.”


  1. Great poem dad! Beautiful flow and rhythm. The collage is one of your best! I love the colours and the mixing of the street art feel and your more “traditional” colour and shape based pieces. Feels like you physically threw words onto an old art piece!


    1. Wonderful comment Sam – really appreciated, thank you – and you’re not too far off on your perception of the process…guess I’ll have to raise your allowance 😉


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