Nude Poem N06

I’m only doing
Athletic poses –
No lying on the job here!




Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion.



Notes to this poem…

When all the life drawing models I’ve seen pose, and there’s only been about a dozen, they often do sitting and/or lying poses for at least one pose longer than 10 minutes. There are a lot of such poses that are beautiful, challenging and useful. However, given the number of them I see, my love for athletic poses, and my ability to do them, I have decided to carve out my niche and establish my identity with them. None I have thought of so far require lying down so I came up with this friendly little “self” trash talk. It’s “self” trash talk because I would not want to see some others stop doing their lying down poses. I’m just choosing not to do them. 🙂

I hope that in time, I will be able to get a nice, illustrated “Body Issue” of myself in a wide variety of athletic poses, though I won’t necessarily have the sporting equipment in most of them. It’s about the poses in life drawing.

The N-series poems were composed while I posed nude for life drawing, being very still with excess mental capacity I must force myself to occupy with appropriate thoughts so nothing awkward would happen. 🙂


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