Inspired by all three images for today.
The beauty of a summer rose
less so, the stark winter landscape
of skeleton trees and washed-out sky–
but there–if you look closely–
my cat is beautiful to me,
your pet pig to you–
love doesn’t make us blind,
it makes us see
the lines on a face are roads
on a map
traveled through places real and imagined,
in monochrome minutes or bright-hued hours,
like a pink bow bobbing in a sea of grey,
a life-preserver tossed to you—catch it.
I am once again participating in Paul Brookes’ April Ekphrastic Challenge. Each day, I will post my poem(s) here. You can see the art and read the other responses by going to Paul’s site here.
The artists are Gaynor Kane, John Phandal Law, and Anjum Wasim Dar. Thank you for your wonderful and inspiring art!
Thank you so much!
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Thank you, Paul.
I knew this one was yours 🙂 So full of colour, even the life buoy!
Thank you. I was trying to tie all the images together. 😊
It worked 🙂
“Love doesn’t make us blind it makes us see.” Beautiful 💖
Thank you so much! 💙
I love this! I was wondering how you were going to incorporate that very pink be-bowed pig. You pulled it off!
Thank you so much, Liz. That pig was tricky. 😊
You’re welcome, Merril. 😀
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Beautiful! Thanks for sharing! xx Michael
Thank you, Michael! 💙
Thank you as well for another very thoughtful lines, Merril! xx Michael
We can’t catch it if we don’t unclench our fists…but you know that. (K)
Yes, exactly. Thank you, Kerfe.
Very well done
Thank you, Derrick.
‘love doesn’t make us blind,
it makes us see’ ❤️
Thank you! ❤️
I always read your note stating which images you use… then I go see the images and come back to the poem. I admit I wondered how the hell you were going to mix these three! Marvellously, apparently 😉
Thank you so much! 💙 For several of them, I started out writing about one image, but then the others just sort of snuck in. 😏
I love that 🙂