Hello Toad's and fellow poets. I, Margaret, will be hopping in here from time to time to bring you a poetic challenge incorporating original art work. For the near future, I hope to mine my daughter's artwork.
The above is Chelsea's finished body painting depicting the African Mythological Goddess, Yemaya Oshun. It is her wish all poems in some way stick to this theme.
Google this name and many versions evolve:
1) Oshun was an African Mythological Queen of great beauty, sweetness, and lively nature and daughter to Yemaya, the goddess of all waters.
2) Yemaya Oshun is one persona depicting all described.
3) Oshun is Mother of the African sweet or fresh waters and her mother, Yemaya, is mother of the salt waters.
The list goes on. I thought about linking a few articles, but decided to let you google this name and do the research.
I invite you to visit Chelsea's blog post HERE showing a bit of the process in creating the above image.
Chelsea has given permission for her artwork above to be copied and used with poems created for this challenge if they are linked back to this post using the Linky below. There is a wide berth of creative expression, however, if Chelsea deems a poem tasteless and offensive, she retains the right to have the image removed.
Please apply what you learn in any poetic form you like and please share your artistic interpretations by linking up below and visiting others. I can't WAIT to see what your beautiful minds create.