Today's piece is "The Flower Beds in Holland" by Vincent van Gogh.
Isn't that gorgeous?! I instantly thought of a quilt, and then I thought, well, isn't that predictable! I considered what I could do to make the poem not a typical "flowers so beautiful in spring" poem, and eventually I landed on that house on the left, how its roof seems to be sagging just a bit. And I thought, hmmm, I wonder how that house feels about those flower beds? I spent some time with it, and here's where I landed:
Poet-friends, do you see it? MORE waiting! The title may be promising too much... I don't really address any seasons directly other than spring and fall... but aren't they indirectly understood? I guess what I really wanted to know from the house was, what is the house's favorite season? I think certainly the season in which it feels most useful, and closest to the farmer. :)
Another thought today: it seems that the vast majority of the poems I've written so far this month are from the perspective on something inanimate in the painting. This might help me bring some focus to the project if I decide to create an ARTSPEAK! manuscript. We'll see how this plays out the rest of the month!
Thank you so much for reading. I am now back from North Dakota and doing my best to settle back into regular life. Busy, busy week this week with various kid engagements, so please, bear with me! xo