Art From Art

For today’s Tuesday Poetics at DVerse, Sarah is inviting us to write ekphrastic poetry inspired by the work of the artist Fay Collins. I was loosely inspired by the following image but mainly by the concept of writing poetry about visual art.

Grasses at Ennerdale water 1.5mb

Painting by Fay Collins.


Art
Begets art:
Writing poems about
Paintings — we see new layers
In
Shapes,
Saturated colors, meaning
Painted with a pen —
Reflecting
More.

14 thoughts on “Art From Art

  1. “meaning
    Painted with a pen” — lovely image! I like the opening, too – “art begets art”.

    You’ve also left me wondering what would happen if we could find an art group and let them paint to our poems – like an artistic version of google translate! – where would we end up?

    I also like the fact that a poem about reflection contains a reflection within its form. Very subtle and clever.

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