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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #146 — As the pieces fly on angel’s wings

L'Estaque Georges Braque
L’Estaque was painted by the French artist Georges Braque (1882-1963) in 1906.

As the pieces fly
Colors fill the sky
Cubists like Georges Braque
Paint their worlds with gaps
Filled in with synapse
Rainbow ports; keyless locks

As the stanzas flow
Colored images grow
Poets paint with words that sing
Meaning caught ‘twixt lines
Like found grapes ‘twixt vines
Feeling rise on angel’s wings




Georges Braque is known as “The Father of Cubism.” After watching the video that Reena provided and marinating on it overnight, something struck me. In the video it shows what reality-based art looks like as compared to cubist art. Again and again it showed that the parts of the cubists work were there but were manipulated to make things jump out about them in a special way. What came to me is a comparison between writing prose and writing poetry. The two seem very similar to me. The first paragraph of my poem is about the featured painting, but it is also about cubism. The second paragraph tries to parallel poetry with cubism.

Today’s offering is in the poetic form of The Alouette. Created by Jan Turner, it consists of two or more stanzas of 6 lines each, with the following set rules:
Meter: 5, 5, 7, 5, 5, 7
Rhyme Scheme: a, a, b, c, c, b
The form name is a French word meaning ‘skylark’ or larks that fly high, the association to the lark’s song being appropriate for the musical quality of this form.

Reena Saxena is the host of Reena’s Exploration Challenge.  Reena says:


Meanwhile, let the word, pictures, symbolism, intricacies and the artist’s struggle inspire you to write something.  I am fine with anything from a caption to a poem/story to an essay. Or just another painting which moved your imagination.  Delve within to create without.

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