30 Day Poetry Challenge: Day 28

Day 28- Visit a virtual art gallery and look around until you find a piece that intrigues you. Write a poem inspired by the artwork.

A Stream in the Wood (1865) - Asher Brown Durand
A Stream in the Wood (1865) – Asher Brown Durand

The piece I chose is A Stream in the Wood, an 1865 oil painting by American painter Asher Brown Durand.
(For credit’s sake, I found the photo here.)

Oh, there is beauty in nature.
Though no flowers grow from where I stand,
All ’round me is green and brown,
The beauty of it has not sailed o’er my head.

I stand by the stream in the wood,
Awaiting a call, a sign
Of hope, love, passion,
A notice that in this solitary world,
I am not alone.

The wind rustling through my hair,
It calms me, though it disturbs me.
The trees that surround me are
Shedding their skins,
Just as I do every few months to create anew.
The stream is light and lulling,
The water flows gently by my feet.

Each day I awaken and visit this
Solitary place of nature,
The beauty of it all has
Enchanted me.
I think perhaps
I shall sit for a while,

I shall sit by the stream in the wood.

30 Day Poetry Challenge: Day 9

Day 9- Quickly jot down four verbs, four adjectives, and four nouns. Write a poem using all 12 words.

verbs: run, climb, jump, fall

adjectives: fast, beautiful, bright, happy

nouns: mountain, sunset, television, lake

Aaaand here’s my poem:

Taking that first step is never simple,

But I will go, I will climb.

Ascend the mountain, no matter how steep,

For the chance to enjoy the view of the

Beautiful sunset that will hang low in the evening.

I will run,

Run, run, run,

So I don’t miss out on this bright, grand view.

Scale the mountain by the lake as fast as I can,

Breathe it all in for the chance to revive.

Although I can’t be certain what will happen

When I jump down from my deep ascent,

In this moment, I am happy.

I will not fall, I will not kneel down, I will not give in.

This beautiful moment is mine, all mine.

This is something

You cannot see on television.

In all its beauty and grandeur,

This experience is all mine,

And I will take it, gladly.