Tuesday, April 02, 2019

NPM 2019 Day 2: Ekphrastic Haiku

A wrote a number of poems Saturday while at the VMFA. One of the activities in the workshop was to write sensory descriptors for one of the paintings we viewed. Afterwards, we used those words to write poems. I wish you could stand in front of this painting to understand how magnificent it really is. The photograph doesn't do it justice.

Shepherds and Their Flock Resting Under a Tree (1868) by Charles Hoguet

I wrote a haiku for this one.

cotton candy sky
frames an ancient, gnarled tree
perfect resting place

Poem ©Tricia Stohr-Hunt, 2019. All rights reserved.

Happy Tuesday all. See you tomorrow for another original poem.

1 comment:

  1. There is a room in the Kelvingrove Museum where I just stand and look at the ooold paintings and marvel at the way they painted the light and the clouds. Lovely.