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They supply an image every month and invite writers – published or unpublished – to submit a piece in response.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
Visual verse is a fun place to write at. Read Sheikha A.’s poem and many other startling poems and prose pieces here along with one of mine.
Source: You are not the only dog here – Visual Verse
I conjure you up
from a flame
When you arrive
I become one
Based on a painting by Nadira ( Dreaming Through The Twilight)
Trees listen erect
late to the lecture
Sharp hats on
Crisp, cold drops
Smudged kohl outlines
stormy eyes of the valley
Sky-frost and earth-mist
For your inspirational painting Nadira Cotticollan Thank you!
Watch me as I rise
drinking up the black liquid of night
The wind in my golden stalks
He lies on the lapping surface
to carry me away
from all that is dark
The bamboo in my basket of love
is covered with its swan flowers
The sunlight, my last sheath
I see his handsome heart
and the big stakes driven into them
but I am not a frail concept, I am Earth
out to reclaim my colours
from the paint and word palettes
of plagiarist beings called artists
©Reena Prasad 26th May 2013