|Val d'Aosta (A Stream over Rocks), 1907-8 John Singer Sargent Oil on Canvas|
Welcome to the 21st Play it Again, Toads! where archived challenges of this Imaginary Garden come to life again. Have fun exploring the archived challenges from the sidebar (2011-2015) or choose one from three I've highlighted below.
The photos are available to use with this Play it Again challenge, but not required. I took these photos while visiting the Brooklyn Museum. I have included information beneath each painting as I find it interesting and I hope you do as well.
Please submit an original poem and link your specific post to Mr. Linky below and be sure to make it clear which challenge you are resurrecting by including a link.
As always, please be neighborly and visit the other wonderful poets.
1) Imagined by Kerry - Feature Artist Kelly Letky
2) Ella's Edge - Fashion
3) A Word with Laurie - Allegro: Eight Lines, One Minute!
|A Ride for Liberty-The Fugitive Slaves, Eastman Johnson, 1862 oil/paperboard|
Following is a poem written by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper (African-American poet) that was posted with Eastman Johnson's painting:
In agony close to her bosom she press'd
The life of her heart, the child of her breast: -
Oh! love from its tenderness gathering might,
Had strengthen'd her soul for the dangers of flight.
But she's free! - yes, free from the land where the slave
From the hand of oppression must rest in the grave;
Where bondage and torture, where scourges and chains
Have placed on our banner indelible stains.
|View of Brooklyn Bridge, Samuel Halpert (1884-1930) (no date) oil on canvas|
|Ram's Head, White Hollyhock -Hills, Georgia O'Keeffe, 1935, oil on canvas|
|The Shepherdess, Albert Pinkham Ryder, 1880's, oil on wood|
|The Waste of Waters is Their Field, Albert Pinkham Ryder, 1880's, oil on panel|
The complete poem by Robert Southey can be found at: Poetry Nook.