I’m posting this tonight because I won’t have time tomorrow and the last time I scheduled a post for the next day it didn’t work.
The painting is by Franz Marc entitled In the rain. I like his work. There’s so much going on in it, and so much energy. You have three characters here, a man, a woman and a dog. Except for the dog, they don’t look very happy. The rain is pouring in torrents and the dominant colours are red and steel grey. That must mean something, but what?
Use any poetry form you like, and if you want a bit more inspiration, try using these words:
Rain, red, relentless, river, regrets.
Leave a link to your post in the comments before next Tuesday. I hope I’ll have written a poem by them. Happy writing!
57 thoughts on “Poetry challenge #41: In the rain”
Only for you darling;
The painting is much appreciated xxx
Scary challenge, to make a mind think, methinks!
Not a straightforward image at all.
Peter Gabriel has to show up here somehow…(K)
I’d be interested to see what form he takes.
What a brilliant paining. I love this style of work. Thinking about your prompt now.
Well, this is not the most heavyweight thing I’ve ever written. I don’t usually work on Wednesdays, but here I am stealing a few minutes from my employer! Naughty.
Here is an attempt at using your prompt words in French. Hope you like it!
I liked it in English and French. And now I’ve discovered the French for puddles!
Couldn’t see the comment button on the post. I admire you having a go at poetry in French. Something I do very rarely. Nice poem 🙂
Thanks you for the prompt Jane–a striking image — I appreciate the intro to its content :))
I hope I’m not suggesting too much. I don’t want to push you in a particular direction.
Not at all too much! It was sort of amusing as I read your description before I saw the painting…expected a conventional scene and then saw it was not so… much room for imagination 🙂
Glad you found it so 🙂
https://phylor.wordpress.com/2016/07/27/river-of-regrets-silence/ rather strange responses, but even after enlarging the painting, it took me quite a while to locate the male figure! 🙂
I’m assuming the grey one is male, but there’s no firm proof…
Hi Jane, here’s my take…again a triolet …this time trio of triolet
The painting is magical… Here’s my take: https://fantasyraconteur.wordpress.com/2016/07/27/rain-and-lightning/
a word to the wise…:)
have a lovely rest of the week Jane – kat
Thanks Kat! You too.
Thank you, Jane. This painting was rather productive for me.
It has that demonic quality you so appreciate 🙂
Hi Jane! Lovely painting – I really like the colours and style, found it quite evocative. Here’s my effort:
Dear Jane, I feel like a lazy poet, but this caught my attention, and a few words came to mind. https://rimons33.wordpress.com/2016/07/29/relentless-regret/
Wow–so many responses. Here’s mine: https://merrildsmith.wordpress.com/2016/07/29/in-the-rain/
Hi Jane, here’s another one from me.this time a san san
Good morning (afternoon?) Jane— here is my link in case my ping fails: