Image: Lucas Grogan – Totally Fine
For today’s prompt, write an ekphrastic poem. An ekphrastic poem is a poem inspired by art.
A sheet of board spread on my dining room table
Marks the start of another project.
I watch with eyes wide open
As the lines and shapes mesmerise me.
Not a ruler, set square, compass needed
Everything I see is free hand.
The background blue sets the known tone
Lines are drawn intersecting, dissecting
Some seeming to sect all on their own.
It’s the geometry of painting I observe
This fascination with shape and contour,
Which as you progress take me into the world
Of the blue and white, the intimacy of pattern.
Over days there appears a wonder before my eyes
As shapes become form
I watch in wonder as it transforms.
Those telling words front and centre
Totally Fine as if a beacon
Reassuring me of your intent
Your amazing skill and talent.
I am as always, my boy, in awe.