dVerse Poets Poetics

Here’s what to do:

  • Write a poem using ONE of the portraits above painted by Thorvald Hellesen, as your inspiration. There is no required form for the poem. Be sure to give credit to Hellesen by listing his name, the name of the portrait chosen and date it was painted. You may also include the image if you choose to do so.
  • Post the poem to your blog AND add the exact URL for your poem to Mr. Linky below.
  • REMEMBER to either TAG dVerse in your post, or include a LINK at the end of your poem that leads readers back to dVerse.


slightly slumped, casual presence

dressed for the opera, patient as he could manage

waiting was never his strong suit

smoking always filled a space

finally, sits up, then stands to embrace his paramour.




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