Monday, August 29, 2011


Haven't posted in awhile because I was here (see pic above).

Monday, August 8, 2011

Love Song

Giorgio de Chirico, Love Song

A blank look spread over his face
When the doctor said,
‘Now turn your head and cough.’

There are times that I take myself too seriously. But this is not one of them. This is written for the poetry challenge given by Mark Kerstetter for d'Verse Poets Pub . We are to write a poem based on one of the paintings of Giorgio de Chirico, who was a of the leading proponents of the Surrealist movement. He has done a wonderful job presenting the history and philosophy of the movement, and my poem is absolutely unworthy of this. I hope it will be accepted as it is offered, in the spirit of fun.  So, just as well, I didn't make their deadline to link it; but, if you would like to see some serious poems on about Chirico's paintings click on the link above.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

August Days

August days follow
one after another like links in a chain

weighted down by heat
I drag the sun behind me

an epithet

stirring dust devils
with each step

Written for Magpie Tales where Tess Kincade provides a weekly pictoral writing prompt.