How much longer
will my dark winter linger?

Like trees, I drip
With persistent grey.

I mist
rough, nugget soil,

pouring ghostly oil
from one leaden cloud to the next.

The icy grip
begins to slip

when a red breast flames
in an open window frame.

Kim M. Russell, 2017

First image is one of my own – the robin image was found on Pinterest

My response to dVerse Poets Pub Meet the Bar with Expressionism

Björn has brought us back on the journey into art and poetry with Expressionism. He says that the simplest and most effective way to define expressionism is presentation of the world from a totally subjective perspective: expressionist artists sought to express the meaning of emotional experience rather than physical reality.

 Artists influenced by expressionism tend to work with colours that are distorted from reality and shapes that bend in ways you least expect. Björn says that when you look at Edvard Munch’s the Scream, you feel the angst in both the blood red sky and the face distorted by the pain.

 The painting of Van Gogh’s bedroom, with its distorted perspective, for Björn, the colours feel calm and the perspective feels claustrophobic – at the same time.

 He has also given us a few rules to help us write as expressionists, which he’d be happy for us to break!


32 thoughts on “Winterlude

  1. A stirring & stunning little poem; really enjoyed. Thanks for stopping by my site. FYI, I did record my reading of the poem, just click on the pic at the bottom. It gives more depth & emotion to the words.

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