Watermelons – Visual Verse

Thank you Visual Verse! Some excellent writing here. Enjoyed Sheikha A’s SOS poem a lot.

Visual Verse is an anthology of art, poetry, short fiction and non-fiction.

They supply an image every month and invite writers – published or unpublished – to submit a piece in response. My poem for May is titled ‘Watermelons’ -a fruit for this hot season.

Source: Watermelons – Visual Verse

Cloud-trampled day

Based on a painting by Nadira  ( Dreaming Through The Twilight)

Tumultuous swirls
spread smoke
Trees listen erect
late to the lecture
Sharp hats on
Leaves static


Silence rules
grave-deep, stern-gray
Crisp, cold drops
on tongue-tips
of mountains


Smudged kohl outlines
stormy eyes of the valley

Sky-frost and earth-mist
companions adrift

©Reena Prasad
For your inspirational painting Nadira Cotticollan Thank you!