Also, be sure to visit Heidi at My Juicy Little Universe for the next line in our Progressive Poem! We're off to a grand (alluvium, barefooted) start.
And... welcome to day #3 of ARTSPEAK!, my 2015 Poem-a-Day Project for National Poetry Month 2015, in which I am writing from images found in the online collections of the National Gallery of Art and focusing on dialogue, conversations, what does the piece say?
Today's piece is "The Railway" by Edouard Manet.
If I was writing this poem for the adult audience, I would totally write from the mother's (if this is indeed the girl's mother) point of view! Alas. I tried for a while to write from the train's perspective ... what must a train think about all the people it sees on the platform? But there's too much hidden from the train's view that I wanted to mention. Which leaves the obvious choice: the girl herself.