(c) all rights reserved · alouette · art · dverse · poetry · Reena's Exploration Challenge

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:


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

  1. 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!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. 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. ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  3. “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.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. 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!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. 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.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. 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. .

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.