the moment she bent
one fluid motion
for the thin bough
both hands grasping
could he have meant it
for the bending trees
Artist: Vincent van Gogh
I write a poem before I search for illustration. The black chalk drawing by Vincent van Gogh, “Woman Picking up a Stick in Front of Trees, 1890,” is an exception.
10 thoughts on “Bare Suggestion”
Very smooth and silky, if that makes any sense at all. These are the words that came to mind when I read and absorbed this beautiful poem!
Thinking … we create along with the poet until there are two poems, not just one. Glad you sense this, Nancy. XXOO
Elegant simplicity. Smiles…>KB
Thank you, KB, very much.
A misunderstanding and so much discomfort.
Thinking he might have envisioned it so. Smiles
You match the drawing here perfectly Bonnie…both drawing and poem with few lines that say much!
Thanks, Jana. He did all the work. And, thank you for asking about the book. It will be on Amazon.com mid August.
Time traveling…this one published on my birthday…as meaningful as a drawn Tarot card…thank you Bonnie.
All the more important, John. Bookmarked your “Red Bird.”