Convergence

Convergence – Jackson Pollock

I am the salient
Set against a backdrop of shadows
I am fast, I am slow
I march on and scenes change
I watch everything shift and grow
Earth freezes then melts in seasons
Pale blue hues gently kiss a sleeping morning sky
By afternoon the seas lap up the excess
Pastels sing a lullaby no ear hears from that high
Time remains still
Its just a gift like a painting on a wall
To enjoy while it does nothing at all

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Choose ONE title ONLY and write a painterly poem – in other words, paint us a picture that you imagine fits the title.

Suggestions: Write as artist or observer of an abstract, surrealism or realism. Include texture and colour & engage with the visuals in mood

A definite challenge. I wrote the poem before I quite understood the directions, and then thought maybe it fit. We all say ‘time flies’. Perhaps it us, and time doesn’t move at all.

About Mary (tqhousecat)

I am a wife and a mother of two grown children. I love Jesus and sharing my faith through written words. I currently have a poetry blog and also write on medium.com. My main focus is hope in Christ. I only wish that whoever reads this will be blessed, inspired and occasionally amused.
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12 Responses to Convergence

  1. Helen Dehner says:

    A lovely interpretation of the Pollock art …..

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  2. Grace says:

    That is an interesting concept of time being still!

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  3. rothpoetry says:

    Well done Mary. All of life is a convergence it seems as you have shown. I love your ending!

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  4. Mary I think this is one of my favourites of your poems – evidently the abstract does wonders for imagination (and your ekphrastic perfectly matches the prompt!)
    “I march on and scenes change
    I watch everything shift and grow”

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  5. I love the concept of such movements while not moving at all… I imagine time as a swirl.

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  6. sanaarizvi says:

    This is such a stunning interpretation of the artwork! I adore; “Pastels sing a lullaby no ear hears from that high.”💝💝

    Like

  7. sean@bogie says:

    You put order into the chaos.

    Like

  8. kaykuala h says:

    I watch everything shift and grow
    Earth freezes then melts in seasons

    Love the progressive description that flows from one dimension to the next one. It makes the painting to appear planned towards a goal that relates to life. Nicely thought out Mary!

    Hank

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