As a child, art was my first love;
I drew, chalked and painted
thinking I knew it all.
Then came the lesson on perspective.
I couldn’t see the point
in the distance
where all the lines
My landscape of road and houses
a non-existent mountain.
A camera saved me,
showed me how to capture distance,
pointed at the lines
where they finally joined up –
and I wrote my first poem.
Kim M. Russell, 11th November 2019
My response to Imaginary Garden with Real Toads: Different Perspectives!
Anmol says that the best thing about an online poetry space like the Imaginary Garden is ‘its acknowledgment and promotion of the many different perspectives to a prompt’ – which is why he would like us to write a poem about perspectives — our perspectives, definitions or understanding of the word, playing around with form, metaphors, and imagery of poems by offering fresh perspectives. He has shared a poem entitled ‘Perspective’ by Federico García Lorca for inspiration.