|Flowers, by Odilon Redon|
Left too long within a vase
flowers droop and die
so free them I will
let color saturate the sky,
dissolve into pastel blues
become a scrim where nightingales fly.
Keep a few pressed within a book
remind me it's o.k. to cry.
by Margaret Bednar, April 10, 2014
|Mystery, by Odilon Redon|
Nightingales are symbolic of love and longing.
Scrim: in theatre - an allusion of a solid wall or backdrop creating a semi-transparent curtain when lit from behind.
This is for "Imaginary Garden of Real Toads - The Art of Odilon Redon" - our marching orders? Write an ekphrasis poem - a literary description or commentary on a visual work of art.
For the month of April, I am participating in NaPoWriMo2014 or National Poetry Writing Month. The website is HERE.
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