Weekly Update: Abstract Poetry


I’ve been writing poetry based on one word prompts this month. It has been a free wheeling experiment, taking me in directions I never expected. The prompt may seem perfectly obvious at first, but then it can go in a totally different direction through free association, creating something far more expressive than representative. It reminds me of abstract art in that respect. Also, because once the poem is created, it can be perceived by the reader in ways far different than I expected, as they read it through the lens of their own experience. I highly recommend giving it a try.
Okay, yes, I’ve been reading The Muralist, by B.A. Shapiro. I know next to nothing about abstract art, but the book is good. 🙂
(The attached piece of art is a painting by Bernd Luz. License at creativecommons. dot org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en)

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