DescriptionCopyright 2016 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved
The Queen of Flowers
We walked, holding hands, in a garden of riotous color under a sun that showered everything in gold, stopping often to admire flowers that glowed like High Renaissance paintings. In the surety of the alignment of our hearts I glowed too; I could feel my petals shining.
We made our way slowly through the rows and ended up in a corner where a solitary rosebush grew. Unlike the profusion of beauty blossoming elsewhere, only one sorry rose bloomed on that bush - an awkward, graceless offering, an Aschenputtel in the drawing room. 'Look,' you said, pointing at it. 'It's you.'
I stopped glowing, my petals curling inward in a wave of hurt and shame. Summoning every bit of steel in my spine I laughed up into your smiling face as my heart struggled to expel the arrows you'd so carelessly volleyed there. We left for dinner soon after.
The next time you called I was unavailable. The time after that I ended it. You, hurt and puzzled, never got an explanation. But now, looking back, although you put it stupidly, clumsily, I find myself agreeing with you. I am the dark horse in a field of glittering champions, an unremarkable rose in a glorious garden of bedding flowers - but still, a rose. ~ copyright 2016 RC deWinter
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RC DeWinter, Fairfield, CT Member Since December 2008 Artist StatementHello and welcome to my portfolio on Imagekind. Here's a bit about me:
RC deWinter is a Connecticut writer/digital artist whose artwork has been published in many print and online journals, including, among others, The American Muse, Fine Art Photography, Poetry Nook, 2River View, Pink Panther, Official Feature Online Entertainment Magazine, Garden Tripod and also used as set décor on ABC-TV’s “Desperate Housewives." In 2013 Ms. deWinter she was one of six finalists for a Shorty Award, the national social media awards, in art. Ms. deWinter is honored to be the first digital artist invited to exhibit at the Arts of Tolland Gallery in Connecticut. Her 4-week solo exhibition was an unqualified success. Her poetry publication credits include The New York Times, Uno: A Poetry Anthology, 2River View, Another Sun, Pink Panther Magazine, Pilcrow & Dagger, Plum Ruby Review, Poetry Life and Times and numerous other print/online publications. If you enjoy my work, please spread the word, and thank you for stopping by.