Tuesday, March 23, 2021

MOMENT IN TIME

Poetics Tuesday, and we're asked to consider ekphrastic inspiration.  I've chosen Gerhard Richter's abstract.  Immersing myself in its color takes me away.  I think I misunderstood the challenge, so this would be Part II, ekphrastic.   Submitted to dVerse, March 23, 2021 

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MOMENT IN TIME


Abstract celebration of color

taking me to breathtaking autumn

pristine silence of snowstorms

smell of green in Spring

colors in Mother's garden

ebony eyes of my grandchild

flaming colors of sunset

nuances of blue in skies

twinkle in my husband's eyes

I absorb myself in color

for this moment in time


10 comments:

  1. this is a lovely ekphrastic - you see so much in Richter - and I liked the that surprise line "twinkle in my husband's eyes"
    p.s. the ekphrastic was one of the choices - nothing wrong here

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  2. I love the same turn as Laura, maybe seeing the color of nature in that twinkle is a perfect metaphor for lifelong love.

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  3. Funny how color evokes memory of time and place and person. You capture it so beautifully here.

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  4. This is beautifully done, Bev!💝 I admire all that you have envisioned here especially; "smell of green in Spring/colors in Mother's garden."

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  5. I love what you saw in the colors, I love how everyone will see something completely different. Abstract art is like that ... brava, Bev.

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  6. I like how you give the colors sensory associations that bond you to them.

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  7. I didn’t look at the painting until after I wrote the first part of my poem and I too saw all the seasons in it, Bev. I love the phrase ‘pristine silence of snowstorms’ and ‘nuances of blue in skies’. A poem that appeals to the senses.

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  8. I love the regularity of your lines here and how you tease the colours and forms out into such poetic images!

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  9. I love this. Absorbed in color!

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  10. Yes, I see it very clearly... the fall colors coming through as the season changes. I like how you incorporated life into the abstract with your grandchildren and husband! Well done Beverly! Love your ending!

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