Written for: Poets and Storytellers United
Weekly Scribblings #74: Painted Tales
(posted by Magaly)"Today’s prompt came to mind after I watched Girl with a Pearl Earring, a movie inspired by a novel which was inspired by a painting… Now, I’m inviting you to choose a painting and write new poetry or prose from the point of view of a character in said painting. Your contribution should include the painting or a link where others can look at it. Significantly rewritten pieces are welcomed."
I weep on a pillowed chair,
barely warmed by a stingy
fire. All members of my
family passed on long
ago. My circle of friends–
how I miss their laughter
and companionship. Alas,
I have just said farewell
to my last friend. Old
age is a blue time
of aches, of loss,
of loneliness. I weep
for them all, and for myself
for living too long.
I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York.
My goal is to create and share poetry with others
who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve
in you, and feel your sparks as well.