8:54 a.m. — San Antonio
listening to Bohemian Rhapsody sung by Queen
Hello, everyone, new, old-timer, and in between. I hope you are well. Today is our image prompt and I have a place to get lost in for a while. I often use images from the Facebook group, I Require Art. We have the same tastes. In fact, I began following them in order to have a source for images. Then an unexpected thing happened. My Facebook friends enjoyed seeing the paintings I chose. I have almost as much fun seeing who likes what. Sometimes, we even discuss the paintings.
Today’s choice is a recent find and evoked more comment than almost anything I have posted. I remarked that I would like to be there, sitting, looking out over the water, sipping a cup of coffee. Apparently, plenty of people would like to join me. I’ve had to add a guest cottage around the corner.
The painting is Fisherman’s House at Varengeville, by Monet. You can approach the prompt in a number of ways. With each, remember that the painting itself does not have to be part of the poem.
1] Respond emotionally to what you see.
2] Go over the painting jotting down every single thing you note. Look at your notes and find your direction among them.
3] Make the painting part of the poem.
4] Write about your tranquil place. You can do this with, or without, the painting. It depends if you want to use the setting as a character, as in having it to specifically refer to. This might be your anti-tranquil place.
5] Do what your brain started as soon as it saw the painting.
Yes? Good. I shall see you Thursday for links and Tuesday for another prompt (and on your blogs, should you respond to this).
Happy writing, all.