The sky above the fields is patched
with clouds; the pale and wild blue
yonder gapes through ragged holes,
wrestling with purple mist to peep,
making promises it may never keep.
All the while, the green hill’s spine
is stretched out on the far horizon,
where it meets with heaven
smiling at the steadfast grass
seeds, waiting for the wind to pass
and pluck them from their fragile heads,
scatter them skyborne, gustily spread.
Kim M. Russell, 21st May, 2019
My response to dVerse Poets Pub Poetics: Ekphrastic poems – Mary Frances, also linked to Imaginary Garden with Real Toads Tuesday Platform
Sarah is our host this Tuesday, together with an artist she found on Twitter called Mary Frances, a UK-based artist working with photographs, found materials, collage, and cut-up texts.
Sarah has provided links to examples of her recent work. She has also shared some of her Twitter art, which she finds inspirational, particularly her tiny, found landscapes, which Sarah says are like stage sets for a folktale. She asks us to choose pictures that speak to us and write poems for them.