Definition

One must make a distinction however: when dragged into prominence by half poets, the result is not poetry, nor till the autocrats among us can be “literalists of the imagination”—above insolence and triviality and can present for inspection, imaginary gardens with real toads in them, shall we have it.

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Art FLASH/ 55!

It is a New Year, and a good time to reinvent our FLASH Challenge.

This weekend, I am introducing Luke Eidenschink, self-taught, left-handed Artist/Illustrator working in ink, from Arizona, USA. Luke has kindly given permission for us to use his amazing piece, Moth-Woman, for our poetic inspiration.


Moth-Woman
Luke Eidenschink
Used with Permission

If you repost the image on your blog, please give attribution to Luke, using the following link: https://www.instagram.com/luke.ink/

Feel free to pay a visit to @luke.ink on Instagram or Luke Ink Art where more of his amazing pieces are to be viewed, but not used for this prompt.

If you post your poem on Instagram, using Luke's image, please tag @luke.ink and mention him as the collaborative artist in your post.

There are no restrictions placed on this challenge: Let the image speak to you and respond in a poetic or prose form of your choosing: Literal! Figurative! Reflective! Narrative! Symbolic!

As an alternative, you may write a Flash 55 inspired by the photograph, or on a subject of your choice, as we keep the memory of Galen alive, and send our love and support to Hedgewitch, during her time off from hosting.


13 comments:

Magaly Guerrero said...

Kerry, thank you so much for introducing us to Luke's work. It's wonderfully inspiring ink.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Welcome to this weekend's challenge, friends. I am very excited to share Luke's work in the garden, and so looking forward to reading the poems his ink inspires.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Loved the challenge, Kerry!💞 The words came on their own as I delved into the intricate details and beauty of Luke's art. Happy Weekend, everyone!💞

Kim Russell said...

Luke's work is stunning - I love ink drawings, especially with a touch of myth, magic, mystery and darkness. Thank you for the introduction, Kerry, I'll definitely be exploring more of his work.

Fireblossom said...

Okay, that art is just plain awesome!

Susie Clevenger said...

Love the art!! Thanks so much for sharing his work Kerry!

Fireblossom said...

I have written what came, but am not sure it is equal to the art. I feel like i left my poetic mojo in my other bag, lately.

brudberg said...

That artwork begged for some dark narrative.

The Bizza said...

Stunning artistry.

Anmol (HA) said...

What a beautiful piece! Thanks for sharing, Kerry! I look forward to reading everyone's take. :-)

Kerry O'Connor said...

I am too thrilled by everyone's responses. Each poem has given me a new angle and better understanding of how art is interpreted. Thank you to all who have contributed to this amazing collaboration. I hope to read more before the weekend is over.

WildChild47 said...

what an amazing prompt Kerry - please extend a most gracious thank you again to the artist - his work is delightful, inspired and absolutely amazing - it's been a privilege to work with his image as inspiration!

(and sorry I'm late for the party here)

Margaret said...

a bit different reaction from me... thanks for the image!