with buildings merge into
paths flanked with tombs,
a city within a city,
where the living
and the dead repose
in separate rooms.
and rotting flowers,
the eyes of cameras
find infinite traces of beauty
and sometimes a beast.
Kim M. Russell, 2017
My response to Imaginary Garden with Real Toads Play It Again!
We’re revisiting archived challenges of the Imaginary Garden, catching up on a recent prompt we may have missed or exploring the side bar (2011 – 2016). We can select our own or choose from the ones Kerry has highlighted. There is also a Flash 55 for those who like to write to that prompt on the first weekend of the month.
I chose Film School Dropout, Out of Standard with Izy Gruye, from 12 June 2013: in which Izy shared one of her favourite scenes in film that has inspired her. All we have to do is find a poem of our own in the footage and commit it to paper.
THE SCENE: The clip is from the film Holy Motors, directed by Leos Carax.
THE CHALLENGE: Watch the clip. Write a poem inspired by it.
As always, we should write a new poem for this prompt and not post one which may conveniently fit the theme.