Writing About a Piece of Art

The hummingbird in this painting by artist JoAnn Fallstone becomes a metaphor for the writing of a piece of prose poetry. Art can inspire words onto paper, adding another layer of meaning to the story the painting already portrays.

The Poet Within

by Carol Mann

A Prose Poem

My inner poet is an exquisite hummingbird,

darting from flower to flower, from sip to sip,

savoring at long last the nectar of a solitary bloom.

She lingers, swoops away, returns, ready to play

with a poetic line. But the words flit and quiver,

fluttering amid scribbles and erasures. Over time,

phrases emerge, shiny and luminescent, to reveal a

white rose’s perfumed scent, the aroma of fresh

lemons, the forlorn oboe of Peter and the Wolf,

a lover’s touch. She flies, seeking multi-hued buds

of perception, to discover flowers of truth and beauty.

Painting by JoAnn Fallstone

About cmwriter

I'm a writer ... of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. I blog about writing, short stories, poetry, books, plays, and thoughts on life. Love reading and travel and being with friends!
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4 Responses to Writing About a Piece of Art

  1. Rachel Canchola says:

    Absolutely beautiful. We are so fortunate that here in the desert, we see them every day….from our kitchen window.

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