8:24 a.m. — Atlanta
listening to Gordon Lightfoot singing Pride of Man
Whoa! I don’t know about you, but I was startled when I opened my blog this morning and there was a whole new look. I realise I made the change, but it is still startling. Hi everyone. I hope all is well. Today is our image prompt and I have had fun deciding on a theme. This may be one of those prompts where my explanation is inarticulate, in which case do what you think I’m suggesting, or ask for clarification. Don’t worry, I’m used to it. Images first, then talk. All images come from the Facebook group I Require Art.
I don’t include titles with images, because I don’t like titles to send you in any particular direction. In this case, though, that’s the point. Without reference to the painting you choose, compose a poem that does one of two things. Either include the title somewhere in your poem; or, looking at the definitions, write a poem that is about, but doesn’t refer to the words in the title.
A devotional prayer at morning, noon, and night to commemorate the Annunciation.
A bell rung as a call to recite this prayer.
This painting has a lot going on. You might, before you even deal with it, list everything you see. Start at the bottom left corner and work your way across and up. I did this and I am still spotting details.
Having lost all hope; despairing.
Marked by, arising from, or showing despair.
Reckless or violent because of despair.
Undertaken out of extreme urgency or as a last resort.
Nearly hopeless; critical.
Suffering or driven by great need or distress.
It’s easy to get lost in the subject’s face. Have you felt this kind of despair? Have you had this face inside you? Have you seen someone who looks as if they feel this way?
A series of thoughts, images, and sensations occurring in a person’s mind during sleep.
Not easily captured or defeated
Not easily upset; resistant to harmful or unpleasant influences.
Persuasive, effective, and cogent.
Forceful and pointed; emphatic.
Forthright and explicit, often offensively so.
Having force of conviction or feeling; uncompromising.
Intense in degree or quality
I find the definitions of strong interesting as they can apply to the dream, or the person having the dream. I include so many because they offer possibilities that a general knowledge of strong might not.
Go to it and let’s see what you come up with. If you haven’t read last week’s poems yet, grab a cuppa and wander by. I’ll see you tomorrow for Friday’s roundup of prompts; next Tuesday for a prompt that celebrates National Poetry Month and your poems; and next Thursday for a thought or two.
Happy writing, all.
P.S. The blog might shape shift a couple more times. We’re trying on new clothes for the perfect fit.