Hello and welcome to ARTSPEAK: Happy! my 2019 National Poetry Month poem a day project, in which I am responding to pieces of art that make me happy. Read why in my introductory post.
Poems so far:
Backstage after "Dancers in Green and Yellow" by Edgar Degas.
"Fiddle Song" after The Fiddler by Marc Chagall
"The Letter" after The Letter by Mary Cassatt
"To a Sunflower" after Sunflowers by Vincent van Gogh
"Only in Summer" after The Yellow Boat by Gustave Caillebotte
"Wish I May, Wish I Might" after Starry Night Over the Rhone by Vincent van Gogh
"The Guitarist" after Girl in Yellow and Blue with a Guitar by Henri Matisse
"First Day of Autumn" after Wheat Fields with Cypresses by Vincent van Gogh
Today's piece is "Woman with a Yellow Jacket" by August Macke. I decided my focus would be on the young girl (daughter?) beside the woman in the yellow jacket... at first I thought she was shy, and then I remembered this is to be a happy poem... and so I flipped it to be about anticipation of what's inside that door. (What's happier than anticipation?)
- after Woman in a Yellow Jacket by August Macke
as she hurls
the open door –
into the sun
Be sure to visit Liz Steinglass for the latest line in our Progressive Poem... and tomorrow is MY day! Yay!