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Weekly Poetry Stuffage > Week 346 (January 25-31) Poems Topic: Paintings

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message 1: by C. J., Atm Seeker in the "Lin Kuei" (new)

C. J. Scurria (goodreadscomcj_scurria) | 4214 comments You have until the 31st of January to post a poem and from the 1st to the 5th of February, we’ll vote for which one we thought was best!

Please post directly into the topic and not a link. Please don’t use a poem previously used in this group. Only one submission per person is allowed.

Your poem can be of any length!

This week’s topic is: Paintings

Thanks goes to Aria for suggesting the topic!

The rules are pretty loose. You could write a poem about anything that has to do with the subject/photo but it must relate to the topic somehow.

Most of all have fun!


message 2: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Russell (gooodreadscomsarah_russell) | 73 comments To see the painting this poem is based on, go to https://www.wikiart.org/en/pablo-pica...

Law of the Jungle

It's late.
Still no Prince Charming
worth luring with a look
or flash of thigh.

Always best to go in pairs.
Safer. So you don't feel
like luggage waiting
to be claimed. Though
you'd desert in a heartbeat
if Mr. Right (Now) came along.


message 3: by Aria (new)

Aria Ahmer (viramage) | 155 comments Here's my poem! :)
Struggles of an Artful Mind
by Aria N. Ahmer

The paintings that haunt me
The paintings that mock me
I felt myself beneath each stroke
Somehow they seemed merely a joke.
My pain my anguish my heartache and my past.
My love my passion my joys and my happiness that I long wished had last.
Here now before me.
Here is I.
A rabbit hole it felt
I fell, tumbling down.
And up I soared again,
My fiery soul.
My confidence weaving art pulling me heavenward.
My worry strangling me from opportunity, drowning me downward.
A fight no other can see but I.
An inner imbalance.
What before me lays to my naked eye?
Are these paintings art or failure?


message 4: by Edward (new)

Edward Davies | 1727 comments Title : But Is It Art?
Poet : Edward Davies

When it comes to things that are
Subjective to each person
There’s nothing quite like works of art
To get people conversin’

Some people might think something is
A thing of perfect splendour
Whilst someone else might think the piece
The result of a bender

No matter what the artist’s manner
Serious or drunk
There will be different points of view
For experts to debunk

So if you think a painting’s good
Your friend might disagree
If you want to know who is right
Well, please just don’t ask me.


message 5: by Arun (new)

Arun Iyer (aruniyer) | 369 comments Nirbhaya

It casts a pitch dark shadow on the easel,
The broad canvas with its banality of white.
And brushed thoughts coloured of teasel,
Proceed to violate what's considered right.
A face emerges; product of this violation.
But devoid of signs of divinity,
Shapely bosoms take place of the eyes,
Then her curves, navel and femininity.
Year after year, more than half a century,
Men stood in front of this canvas,
Unable to discover their mind's enemy,
Lacking faculties to understand thus.
And year on year, seems like eternity,
This painting continues to paint reality.

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This poetry is based on Rene Magritte's Rape ( http://www.renemagritte.org/rape.jsp ).


message 6: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Russell (gooodreadscomsarah_russell) | 73 comments Wow, Arun. I had not seen this painting before. Strong work -- both the painting and the poem!


message 7: by Arun (new)

Arun Iyer (aruniyer) | 369 comments Sarah wrote: "Wow, Arun. I had not seen this painting before. Strong work -- both the painting and the poem!"

Thanks Sarah! I was inspired to write this one after reading your interpretation of Picasso :-)

Btw, if you enjoyed this painting, you will likely enjoy Rene Magritte's other works too. I find his minimalist paintings quite appealing.


message 8: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Russell (gooodreadscomsarah_russell) | 73 comments I did a 20 poem ekphrastic challenge through Ekphrastic Review (http://www.ekphrastic.net). Wonderful selection of paintings and photos as prompts. Some resonated more than others, of course, but it was great brain exercise. I'll let you know when she has another challenge. The Picasso poem was done during the last challenge.


message 9: by Fidel (new)

Fidel  Love (fidelmlove) | 48 comments This poem was inspired by Vincent Van Gogh's famous "The Starry Night" painting

"Starry Night"

Twilight over the town
So many stars to wish upon
The wind whispers peacefully
In my room, I sing a song
of peace
Warm underneath my sheets
Here, there is no pain
And I wish the world could feel the same

By Fidel M. Love


message 10: by Arun (new)

Arun Iyer (aruniyer) | 369 comments Sarah wrote: "I did a 20 poem ekphrastic challenge through Ekphrastic Review (http://www.ekphrastic.net). Wonderful selection of paintings and photos as prompts. Some resonated more than others, of course, but i..."

Thank you! :-)


message 11: by C. J., Atm Seeker in the "Lin Kuei" (new)

C. J. Scurria (goodreadscomcj_scurria) | 4214 comments Wow, such a great job everyone! What a nice surprise as well to see people base their works on real paintings. Inspiring!


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