Reena’s Exploration Challenge #146 — As the pieces fly on angels’ wings and dVerse OLN

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 stanza of my poem is about the featured painting, but it is also about cubism. The second stanza 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:

CUBISM

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.

Lillian is today’s host of dVerse’ Open Link Night.

36 Comments Add yours

  1. I guess that you don’t have to come from Cuba to delve into cubism.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Ha ha ha, Jim. I guess not.

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  2. Sadje says:

    You’re very right, the difference between prose and poetry is the same between realism and cubism style of painting.

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  3. Reena Saxena says:

    Paint their worlds with gaps
    Filled in with synapse

    These are magical words. I do it with fiction most of the time. A few words or sentences ring in the mind, and the rest of it is filled up to make a story.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Reena. I do the same.

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  4. Reena Saxena says:

    Reblogged this on Reena Saxena and commented:
    As the pieces fly on angels wings —- by Jade Li/Lisa

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  5. memadtwo says:

    I like the rhythm of this form. It’s true that the cubist painter wants the viewer to do some work too–a good thing in my opinion. (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, K. First time writing to this form.

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  6. lillian says:

    I really enjoyed this and your explanation had me going back and reading the poem again — which added an additional layer of enjoyment and understanding. You’ve successfully merged/explained/juxtaposed the idea of cubism and poetry. Well done!
    So glad you posted today!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Lillian, so glad you enjoyed it, thank you.

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  7. Lucy says:

    Very beautiful with an intriguing rhythm. It’s a passionate piece about the creative processes of both artist and poet, how their emotions carry through in their works. Such a lovely piece describing this very well and accurately! Lovely poem. ❤

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Lucy.

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  8. The use of form is lovely, especially as this is a poem about breaking down form. It feels like it needs to be sung!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Sarah!

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  9. A beautiful Alouette Lisa and it has a very musical sound to it too 🧡

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Xenia 🙂 ❤

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  10. Raivenne says:

    “Poets paint with words that sing
    Meaning caught ‘twixt lines
    Like found grapes ‘twixt vines”

    Love that. When as a poet you meant one thing and are surprised and delighted when the readers find different meanings in the same words.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      So glad you enjoyed it, Raivenne, thank you.

      Like

  11. rivrvlogr says:

    I especially like this:

    “Paint their worlds with gaps
    Filled in with synapse
    Rainbow ports; keyless locks”

    And then the transition to stanzas. Wonderful.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Ken, happy you enjoyed it, thank you.

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  12. Beverly Crawford says:

    I certainly aspire to paint with words that sing and have great meaning ‘twixt the lines. Most times, the words just sort of tumble along and fall short of my aspirations!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      ❤ You're too humble, Beverly. I enjoy reading your poems very much.

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  13. rothpoetry says:

    I love this Lisa! … the words and the painting. The painting is a poem of color!! Your words give rise on angel wings! Well done.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thank you!

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  14. BlankCanvas says:

    Love the comparison of words to grapes, poems to vines! ✨

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thanks!

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  15. kim881 says:

    I see what you mean about parts of the cubists’ being manipulated to make things jump out in a special way – and that is exactly what you did with your poem. I like the Alouette form, the rhythm and rhyme are interesting, and I love that you included alouettes (or larks). I might try an Alouette when I’m back on radar. Or you could use it in a future prompt.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you very much. All good ideas.

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  16. Wouw! Thanks for the experience! So beautiful, I am not qualified to speak of the rhythm structures or such, but you have created something that in a weird way is exactly what it says it is, like some chrysalis where the whole thing was made become. .

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 So happy you connected with it, thank you.

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  17. Lona Gynt says:

    Oh those Angels! Do they fill in the edges, or diffuse the light? This is lovely Lisa. 🙂

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  18. lifelessons says:

    I love the line “Paint their worlds with gaps.” Just what poets do, as well. So well-explained.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Judy, thank you very much.

      Like

  19. merrildsmith says:

    I can understand the meanings between the words/lines and the images between the shapes. Interesting. I like that Braque painting.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Glad you enjoyed the painting and found the poem interesting, Merril 🙂

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