#TankaTuesday #Ekphrastic #Poetry Challenge No. 308, 2/21/23

This #TankaTuesday challenge explores Ekphrastic poetry, inspired by works of art.

Colleen nsays :”I’m fascinated by fine art. Much of my newfound knowledge of art comes from Rebecca Budd’s blog, Chasing Art.com/blog. Many thanks to Rebecca for the inspiration.

This painting was featured on Rebecca’s post: PORTRAIT OF LADY AGNEW OF LOCHNAW BY JOHN SINGER SARGENT

You will definitely want to read Rebecca’s post. It’s full of wonderful information!

(Find more of John Singer Sargent’s paintings on National Galleries Scotland).”

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).

REMEMBER… don’t just describe the woman… we can all see her. Like all of us, this woman has a story. Write THAT poem…

Portrait of Lady Agnew of Lochnaw (1865-1932) by John Singer Sargent, Public domain, via Wikimedia Common.

This is a Lanterne Poem .

The view.

Watch you
My blood boils in

Eyes watch
You undress
They beckon you

You see
Me sitting
Are you startled

Body show
The excitement

Take me
My dress falls
Crumpled and torn

36 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ritu
    Feb 21, 2023 @ 14:50:13

    Love it, Sis 💛


  2. robbiesinspiration
    Feb 21, 2023 @ 14:53:51

    A most interesting picture. I remember it.


  3. JT Twissel
    Feb 21, 2023 @ 18:46:16

    She does have a rather seductive look about her, doesn’t she?


  4. Dale
    Feb 21, 2023 @ 20:25:20

    Reading smut books again, are you?


  5. Carol anne
    Feb 22, 2023 @ 00:49:17

    wow Willow! Such a sensual poem! xo


  6. SelmaMartin
    Feb 22, 2023 @ 06:39:35

    So the lovely dress is ruined. I hope she doesn’t mind. Thanks for sharing. xo


  7. M
    Feb 22, 2023 @ 21:18:28

    🤔how hot that was 😁❤️


  8. yvettemcalleiro
    Feb 23, 2023 @ 01:11:31

    My first read felt as if the affection was unwanted (“my blood boils”, “crumpled and torn/spent”). My second read found passion (“They beckon you/On”, “The excitement/Felt”). Either way, great poem, Willow!

    Yvette M Calleiro 🙂


  9. msjadeli
    Feb 23, 2023 @ 02:14:40

    I can imagine her seeing and doing all of these things with her lover. Ooh la la!


  10. Colleen M. Chesebro
    Feb 23, 2023 @ 15:14:43

    He’s a real bodice ripper, isn’t he? LOL! She does have a come hither look in her eyes… ❤️


  11. Lisa
    Feb 23, 2023 @ 16:32:18

    Oh! I never thought of that for the reason for the look in her eyes! Very nice.


  12. Dan Antion
    Feb 23, 2023 @ 17:34:27

    It’s getting warm in here 😉


  13. Luanne
    Feb 23, 2023 @ 18:35:27

    Oh, this is the most passionate take I’ve read yet on the portrait! Wonderful!


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