Metallic red desk lamp spotlights a mug,
paints concentric halos in cold coffee
and reflects off the computer screen.
From the gutter above the window, rain drips;
fingers make the keyboard click in time
with dancing words that form into lines.
Kim M. Russell, 2017
On Thursday, Susie told us that she is intrigued by Mixed Media Art and explained that ‘mixed media’ is a term used to describe artworks composed from a combination of different media or materials. She said that, as poets and writers, we do the same thing, only our art form is words. We pull from memories, surroundings, music, people, etc. and shape them into poetry. She gave us an example in a poem by Duane Niatum.
The challenge, to which I have come a little late, was to write a poem from our immediate surroundings, a combination of what we see, hear, taste, feel, just pulling from the spot where we are writing.