Pale rays of sea aster
and heads of lavender
smear the salt marsh mauve
and purple, a wave
of Easter colour, pungent
with a salty, muddy scent.
Seaside spirits sing a hymn,
a cheerful noise, a chink
of halyards and a flap of sails,
wind, waves and distant whales.
Kim M. Russell, 3rd September 2019
My response to dVerse Poets Pub Poetics: Art as Inspiration – Beverly Dyer
In this Tuesday’s Poetics, Mish is our host and she has introduced us to the artist Beverly Dyer, who is from North Carolina. Mish tells us that Beverly’s work reflects her love for the natural world, her biggest source of inspiration, with which I identify. I particularly identify with what she says about the healing aspects of art.
For this Tuesday’s prompt, Mish would like us to choose one of Beverly Dyer’s artworks from the given websites and write a poem of any style inspired by the chosen piece.
I chose ‘Spirits Roam’, a watercolour wash from artprescription.com.