Quiet Sunday contemplation
Walking face towards the sun
Looking for next step directions
Of this journey I’ve begun
Breathing deep in meditation
Sitting face towards the sun
Practicing elusive self-compassion
I just wanna jump up and run
Diving deep into inspiration
Keeping my face towards the sun
Writing my hearts dedication
Keep striving until life brightens
Mind filled with imaginations©RedCat
From the strengthening spring sun
Last month I wrote Quietly Contemplating Continuation, trying to put words on the thought swirling in my mind. I had just signed up for the ekphrastic challenge – meaning interpreting art through poetry. It sounded like a fun colour splash in the dark of winter. I also thought it could teach me something.
It changed my process in regards to writing inspired by art. How I approach and look at each piece, taking notes, then let my impressions stew for a bit. For some reason it also made me stretch myself into using more complex forms I’ve previously struggled to accomplish.