“Here’s looking at you, kid.”*
See me —
I’m watching you
To see you watching
My blonde tentacles
I want to reach you
See red lust and green envy
In your eyes
I want you to want to be me
My luscious lips fill the void
In your world of pink butterflies
I want to make one veer off
I touch everyone with my tentacles
Those who want to snatch me
Their Christmas eyes
Blue with longing.
*said by Humphrey Bogart to Ingrid Bergman in the film, “Casablanca”
Victoria is today’s host of dVerse. Victoria says:
And so, for today’s prompt, let’s enter the world of Pop art. Here are a few ways you may choose to do that:
• Chose a cultural phenomenon, a product, an icon/idol or mass medium as the subject of your poem.
• Write about an artist of the Pop Art Movement. There is an extensive list available on Wikipedia, as well as a wealth of information about pop art: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pop_Art
• Write an ekphrasis using a work of pop art.
• Browse a grocery store or mall, looking for art in the ordinary and use that for inspiration. Art is all around us.
• Create a poetic “time capsule,” a chronicle of the age and culture in which we live.
• Use repetition or shape to make your point.
I chose to use the collage I put together last night, titled, “Big Hair” and write a poem inspired by it.