This week’s #TankaTuesday poetry challenge is an Ekphrastic challenge. Read the post HERE.
It thrilled me when my friend, Rebecca Budd, introduced me to her blog called Chasing Art. I’ve always been interested in art, and the different mediums an artist uses to interpret their creativity. She shared John Waterhouse’s works, and my mind lit up with the poetic possibilities!
Painting reminds me of syllabic poetry… we choose a form based on our inspiration and what we want to say or share. We paint with words as we express our stories.
The woman in this painting captivated me. I had so many questions. Here is my first epiphany, a tanka, told from the perspective of the woman in the painting:
in my solitude I conjured the oracle for future outcomes the truth is now crystal clear 'he loves me not,' my lament © Colleen M. Chesebro
But wait… I still had more questions to answer. How about a senryu?
crystal ball readings... the lady's favorite game she loves when she's right © Colleen M. Chesebro
I think there is a story here… How about this double Abhanga? I think this might be the unspoken truth revealed:
deep inside her study the young lady in red weaves magic in her head to pursue truth the crystal ball foretells the babe she carries low conceived by her old beau her spouse will scorn © Colleen M. Chesebro
Thanks for stopping by to read. ❤