Explore the brushstrokes on the print pinned to the wall.
Paint it into the background of the latest self portrait.
Don’t forget the most important thing of all –
locate the pawnbroker’s ticket for your thick winter coat.
Ask Theo for money for brushes and tubes of paint:
Prussian blue, emerald, chrome yellow and vermillion.
Gather kindling and logs – where is that blue furry hat?
Remove the grubby strip of bandage and put some clean on.
Kim M. Russell, 19th May 2021
Image from Wikipedia
For this week’s prompt Rommy would like us to think about lists. Our mission, if we choose to accept it, is to compose either a list poem or prose piece that incorporates the idea of a list.
During this April’s NaPoWriMo, I wrote a poem in response to a prompt to write a ‘to-do list’ of an unusual person or character. I wrote an ekphrastic one, inspired by Gentileschi’s Judith. If you want to read it, here’s a link: https://writinginnorthnorfolk.com/2021/04/09/judiths-to-do-list/
I decided to something similar with van Gogh’s Self Portrait with Bandage.