Written for Poets United Midweek Motif~Almond Blossoms by Vincent Van Gogh:
An Ekphrastic Poem (posted by Sumana)
We want your literary response to a non-literary work this week. We have Vincent van Gogh’s Almond Blossoms as your motif today.
“Almond Blossoms is from a group of several paintings made in 1888 and 1890 by Vincent van Gogh in Arles and Saint-Rémy, southern France of blossoming almond trees. Flowering trees were special to van Gogh. They represented awakening and hope. He enjoyed them aesthetically and found joy in painting flowering trees.” Wikipedia
“Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.”— John W. Gardener
Almond blossoms dangle
creamy white cloud flowers.
They stand stark against
fronting a sky of thick
swirls of rippling blue.
the blossoms appear able
to sail into open hands
below–good luck snowy petals.