listening to On Top of Old Smokey by The Weavers — indulging in a morning of folk music. Thank you, Pete Seeger.
Hello, all. Already we are near the end of the first month. Moon watchers: The 30th is a super moon, albeit a new one.
The image is one that came by last week from a group I follow on Facebook, I Require Art. We tend to the same tastes and what I particularly appreciate is that they look out less commonly known works by the greats, as well as introducing lesser known artists.
The painting had such an immediate effect on me that I let it cut in line. There are many ways you can go about this.
Write the poem that sprang to mind on first seeing the image.
Write a poem to do with the mood the painting evokes in you [note, the poem should be about the mood, not the painting].
Write about an individual part that touches on something you remember — not necessarily in your life; can be a news article. You can address rowing, riding in a gondola, bridges, lights at night, street lamps and stars, water at night…
The choice of whether or not to make the painting part of the poem, is always yours. Try both and see what you have. You can post two poems!
I shall see you Thursday for a link or two; Friday for this week’s roundup of prompts; and, Tuesday for the first in a possible series of prompts on body parts [what do you mean that sounds macabre?].
Happy writing, everyone.