Thursday 4th April 2019


Robert Lee Brewer’s Poem-A-Day on Writers Digest

For today’s prompt, pick a painter, make him or her the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. Possible painters include Salvador Dali, Frida Kahlo, or Pablo Picasso. Of course, you don’t have to go with the big names.

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Edvard Munch

By John Yeo

Full of inward fascination,
With an outer gloss of trepidation,
I was entranced by a painting.
A face full of fear and suffering
Shocked beyond all reasoning
With a sad mentality unraveling.

With my curiosity blindly aroused
I couldn’t help thinking out loud.
‘Whoever actually painted this
Must have also suffered painfully’
Edvard Munch a Norwegian artist
Created this work empathetically.

‘The Scream’ an iconic painting.
Reflected art as inward suffering.
Revealed by the artists inward
fear of his own tortured soul.
A legacy of a creative journey toward.
A mirror of beautiful painful love.

© Written by John Yeo ~ All rights reserved.

Quotes by Edvard Munch

‘From my rotting body, flowers shall grow and I am in them and that is eternity.’

‘Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye… it also includes the inner pictures of the soul.’