Tanka Tuesday Weekly Poetry Challenge No. 308
"This week, using the painting as your inspiration, please write either a syllabic poetry form or a freestyle poem, including a syllabic form (both poetry forms on the same post)."
|Portrait of Lady Agnew of Lochnaw (1865-1932) by John Singer Sargent, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons|
I've written a sequence of three American Sentences.
I fear I am not well, nor have been in years, I languish, I grow weak.
I pose in a chair of floral chintz, in a gown of lilac chiffon.
It may be worth it in the end, this portrait will add to my prestige.
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I can see her thinking those thoughts while she sat there, Lisa! Well done!ReplyDelete
Yvette M Calleiro :-)
Good take, Lisa. It makes sense that she was "forced" to pose to add prestige to the husband. That sounds about right!ReplyDelete
Thank you. I did read up on her, so learned a bit about her life.Delete
Very nice! At the end there is a little hint of "after I am gone."ReplyDelete
Yes, imagine how surprised she'd be to know we are still talking about her!Delete
I detect a hint of melancholy, where she has become resigned to her fate :( Very well written series of America Sentences.ReplyDelete