I am behind on my poetry challenges.
I decided to give Lolamouse's challenge a chance. She asked us to write a Billy Collins type poem. He is good at flattery and making one walk the dangerous, teasing path. More about Billy's style here.
Collins believes that poetry should be a part of everyday life. He introduced a school program called Poetry 180, an online poetry anthology for teachers to use with their students. It was named for the 180 days of the school year and for the 180 degree turn which Collins wants students to make toward poetry- listening rather than dissecting.(this shared by Miss Mouse)
I decide to also do Margaret's challenge. Her daughter Chelsea provided us with art. I was inspired by another painting, till this poem jumped out at me. I wonder what Chelsea thinks of our poetic view?!
Margaret asked us to write how the art inspired us! "I'm going to ask you to try and create a poem that is based on feelings rather than what image you may see - try not to see a person or animal, or a scene. Try to write about how the art makes you feel."
I didn't do this right...so I will attempt the art that attracted me first and try Corey's dialogue prompt-soon!
Magazine clippings, photography
Fragile morning arrives
Gold finch paints
over tarnished mask
Peach blush covers your Earl Grey rain
Tightly stitched rose bud lips hide your evil doll grin
your mirror, mirror approves
of your siren-esque chiseled perfection
co$t of beauty charged
on plastic-for the Queen
© Ellen Wilson