|Edvard Munch "The Girl in the Window" (detail) 1893|
In the past month I visited two art museums. Above and below are details from paintings - the top one is from "The Art Institute of Chicago" in Illinois, which is huge, and the rest are from a small museum in Roanoke, Virginia, "The Taubman Museum of Art".
Below is Pablo Neruda's "I Like For You To Be Still", read by Glenn Close
Today's challenge is simple. Choose at least one image and write a gently quiet poem, trying not to overuse the word quiet or like synonyms. (Although Pablo Neruda seems to make it work :) Paint with words the mood, the scene, the feelings of stillness, silence, and solitude.
|Edward Steichen "Coopers Bluff - Moonlight Strollers" (detail) 1905|
|Susan Macdowell Eakins "Portrait of Mary|
& Elizabeth Macdowell" (detail) 1879
|Frederick Carl Frieseke "In the Nursery" (detail) 1917|
|Ralph Albert Blakelock (1847-1919) "Solitude" (detail) undated|
|Winslow Homer "Woodchopper in the Adirondacks" (detail) 1870|
I would love a new poem, but will accept an older, updated (reworked) poem. Please post your specific post to the Linky below. Feel free to use more than one image and coming to the table late is acceptable as Fridays often get busy. We do have "Open Link Monday".
I look forward to your artistic interpretations.
What amazing artworks you have shared, Margaret. Thank you for suggesting we use more than one for inspiration.
Your challenge is a beauty ...
I wrote a poem before I found your blog & hope it is ok that I used my own image.....as I liked your prompt!
Thank you, Margaret, very inspiring pictures and poem...ah!
Oh, wow! Especially Glenn Close's reading! I've already listened to it three times and am giddy with it, which probably infected my poem. Thank you, Margaret.
Not exactly what you asked but just had to go with the white deer.
Wonderful inspiration...thank you, Margaret! :)
I just got home (10:00 pm) and am so tired - almost fell asleep at the wheel. I have a poem I am trying to whittle down to a smaller size and will come by tomorrow morning to read and visit (well - after a 5K I am walking tomorrow morning.
Thanks for sharing the link to Glenn Close reading Neruda's poem!
First discovered Neruda's work in the movie, Il Postino. This reading by Close was great!
PS ... I agree with those leaving comments before me .. Glenn Close brought his amazing poetry to life. What a talent!!
Margaret, thanks for the lovely challenge and artwork--I have been forced to write more Fibonaccis for it, so mine is for the upcoming Mini-Challenge as well. Hope you got a good night's rest before your marathon--yeesh!
I am late making the rounds, kids...internet was down yesterday, argh.......am so enjoying all of the responses this morning.
I'm so late.... just entered my pome and will be back after running a few kids around tonight for their last weekend HURRAH! before school begins on Monday.
Thank you all SO MUCH for participating!
Read all the poem and am THRILLED with the quality and beauty of them all! Thank you - my effort pulling this together has been greatly rewarded!
Such a beautiful challenge Margaret. I will see what the photos inspire.
Sorry to post so late, Margaret. I had the picture chosen but my muse was being stubborn!
This was a pleasure! Thank you for the opportunity, and sorry I'm so late to the party. I haven't been around much lately, and just saw this today. I can't wait to read the submissions!
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