Here are some pictures that just tugged at me to create while walking through my entry. They are twelve-inch natural stone tiles. I never noticed the (featured photo) before, but once the face popped out at me…at least three faces in fact…I knew they were perfect for Cee’s Odd Ball Photo challenge. The eye just seems to adjust for the scene.
These shots remind me of mountain and desert terrain, the color scheme of the Southwest. What wonders do YOU see here, boys and girls? I’d love to hear….
I like to try out new forms of poetry. A few months ago there was a post by Georgia Bastet, describing a poetic form that she had invented. Called L’Eco. There are four stanzas, with a 3-5-4-6-6-3 word count (words, not syllables)… the first and last line in each stanza are the same, plus there is a summary statement in brackets. The poem was based on a painting by Vincent Van Gogh, in 1889. I found the poetry form quite challenging, and for a long time I was confused about the structure, so I did not complete my version of L’Eco until recently. (This image is available through the common domain.)
A YELLOW ROOF
A yellow roof?
what better chosen color,
an architect’s poetic natural rhythm,
so perfectly Man’s vision of nature
blends rainbow hue of sun-tinted fields…
a yellow roof!
O golden wheat!
staple of life grows joyfully
cycles stand in waiting
green hints at gold at harvest
future fills the miller’s soul with vision
O golden wheat!
Cypress framed landscape…
the hedgerow a hundred greens.
A manor house prevails
overseeing the fruits of the labor
perhaps from within the shade–
Cypress framed landscape!
Pastoral mystic scene…
are those flowers we see?
perhaps daisies…Queen Anne’s Lace?
The eye is the ultimate beholder
beyond the stalks of heading wheat…
Pastoral mystic scene!
An Artist paints Nature into Art:
wheat of gold
cypress frames view
farm land picturesque
A yellow roof!