These curtains so accurately drawn
in water on my windowpane
remind me of briny tears, the way they ran
in perfect vertical lines down the misty windscreen
with the broken windscreen wiper
that day on the storm tossed seafront.
Even the urchin seagulls hugged the gritty beach.
Who knew that distance could hurt so much?

Kim M. Russell, 25th April 2019

The sea and it's raining. I missed you so much. Wura-Natasha Ogunji, 2018 is probably my favorite artwork in the the 33th São Paulo Art Biennial travelling exhibit Elective Affinities. I found it very poetic and thought it would make a nice writing prompt, @skyloverpoetry, what do you think? ❤ #finearts #bienaldesaopaulo #palaciodasartes @fcs.palaciodasartes
The Sea and it’s Raining. I Missed You So Much by artist Wura-Natasha at the 33rd Bienal de Sao Paulo Photograph: Kenia Santos (with permission)

My response to Imaginary Garden with Real Toads Poems in April Day 25 Kerry Says: Let’s Be Imagists!

Today Kerry has shared photos by Kenia Santos, a video clip of artwork by Wuru-Natasha Ogunji, and some advice from Carl Jung: “The point is you start with any image…”

Kerry would like us to choose an image, remember the key points of simplicity, clarity and precision. And write a poem that, according to T.E. Hulme, is based on an absolutely accurate presentation of the subject, with no excess verbiage. An excellent prompt for a 55.

24 thoughts on “Rain

  1. This is such an elegant poem and description of the featured artwork, Kim! ❤️ I love how you compare to “briny tears, the way they ran in perfect vertical lines down the misty windscreen with the broken windscreen wiper.” 😀

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  2. Wow! Kim, this poem has blown me away.. the emotional undertones are perfectly balanced with the rainy scene. What an amazing rendition of the art itself.

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