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Irises, A Painting By Vincent Van Gogh (Ekphrastic Poetry) - Poem by Marieta Maglas

There is an explosion of green life in the light,
This life extrapolates all its emerald green.
This life needs its eternity to be as tight
And as deep as needed her own son an ice queen.

And all the colors of the rainbow may be seen
In different amounts to the different shades.
Blue irises are placed in a complex world of green.
Into the flower bed, these flowers are like spades.

They need to reassure, as Pantone may suggest,
This world of mystery, which no longer exists.
With pale neutral yellow tongs, they're in great request,
With neutral yellow thoughts, they please the Queen of White.

Alongside darker colors, neutral things sustain
The balance of thoughts serving as background to pray.
The warm cadmium yellow may accidentally drain
The bad spirits and irises keep them away.

Van Gogh used such a small amount of indigo,
While this indigo conveys truthfulness and trust,
But his emerald green was like a piccolo,
And through this emerald, his world could readjust.

Using the bright head against the rich blue background,
Van Gogh sent messages writing with his colors.
In an ochre's religious fight, he lost his ear's sound
To purify this world, where the thought discolors.


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  • Rookie DOMINIC1230 (6/30/2018 6:56:00 AM)


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  • Gold Star - 222,047 Points Susan Williams (6/29/2017 4:11:00 PM)

    Wikipedia. Ekphrasis or ecphrasis, from the Greek for the description of a work of art produced as a rhetorical exercise, is a vivid, often dramatic, verbal description of a visual work of art, either real or imagined. In ancient times, it referred to a description of any thing, person, or experience.
    According to the Poetry Foundation, an ekphrastic poem is a vivid description of a scene or, more commonly, a work of art.[2] More generally, an ekphrastic poem is a poem inspired or stimulated by a work of art.
    Ekphrasis has been considered generally to be a rhetorical device in which one medium of art tries to relate to another medium by defining and describing its essence and form, and in doing so, relate more directly to the audience, through its illuminative liveliness. A descriptive work of prose or poetry, a film, or even a photograph may thus highlight through its rhetorical vividness what is happening, or what is shown in, say, any of the visual arts, and in doing so, may enhance the original art and so take on a life of its own through its brilliant description. One example is a painting of a sculpture: the painting is telling the story of the sculpture, and so becoming a storyteller, as well as a story (work of art) itself. Virtually any type of artistic medium may be the actor of, or subject of ekphrasis. One may not always be able, for example, to make an accurate sculpture of a book to retell the story in an authentic way; yet if it's the spirit of the book that we are more concerned about, it certainly can be conveyed by virtually any medium and thereby enhance the artistic impact of the original book through synergy.
    Given these definitions, I think this poem set out to do what it was meant to do.
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  • Gold Star - 10,431 Points Marieta Maglas (2/15/2012 5:52:00 PM)

    From: Love, love, love, love, life and hugs Rachel Ann Butler (Bury St Edmunds Ireland; Female; 53)
    To: Marieta Maglas
    Date Time: 2/9/2012 2: 32: 00 AM (GMT -6: 00)
    Subject: ises, a painting by Vincent van Gogh

    So much imagery..very beautiful..you are intent to bring the reader along with you andyou succeed.


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  • Freshman - 621 Points Sara Fielder (1/30/2012 6:36:00 PM)

    A very well written poem full of intensity and surreal visuals that I enjoyed reading very much. (Report) Reply

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    Van Gogh wantedto mix a material rainbow of colors From primary red, yellow and blue in the sense of the divine. In the Holy Light, the love theme of the flower clock discolors. The empty glasses on the tables lack the Holy wine. The ideal round tablesassume their infinite regress, While huddling down in a stupor the lonely men around. Their eyes do not see the sense of life and true noblesse. From a corner view, silent colors search for the sound. Tables for awakening, for life and for the fate's game. In life, a complete circled awareness needs time. In many forms, the epitome of the stableness is the same. It keeps a purple silence for the painted mother of thyme. This irreconcilable demon -womanhungon theleft wall Needs that freedom engraved on the emerald green door. The watch on her hand shows the time for a masked ball. Destined never to meet are the parallel lines on the floor. Love is for completing the time as pink is for the emerald green. In the mirror, this nuance of green reflects the sadness of life. Against the red, pink and white, in games, the cue tip can win, Because all the main complementary colors are at strife. The white coat of the waiter is asymbol in the glow of the lamp. The perspective looks somewhat downward toward the floor. Extending to new dimensions, Eve sits or she just up to vamp. The flowers wither and life disappears after an endless war. Poem by Marieta Maaglas

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    O damn the conventional Parents'arranged marriages! I don't want to see his Face. Nor does he mine No feelings. Zilch Our kiss, if you call a kiss Is a parchment rubbing our lips Our tongues suffocate I block him. He blocks me In frustration we suffer Castrated, neutered we now both feel And yet we both could not rebel We are utter strangers In a cornered nightmarish union Love by prescription A marriage made in hell Imprisoned, oppressed Our lives out sucked In the dry sahara of love Clad in shrouds we're dead.

  4. That Inquisitive Kiss (Ekphrastic Poetry)

    Was it an enthralling thought, or an experience by the artist? That inquisitive kiss not be missed to savor the feeling? Maybe only a fascination with fleeting thought upon from artist's mind in a way that wild fantasy by a surrealist That painting - The Lovers II, implored vivid platitude of close-up kiss and how the inquisitive pleasure be felt by covering their faces with shroud For love is sharing whether by sight feel, sound, smell or taste Though blind folded, what lies behind? Is there love? Upon the stroke of brush How the pleasure, aftermath of kiss its symbolism in dimensional shade illustrated into canvas by the artist With the concept, how it goes? Blue-grey, after the kiss, is it with emotion? Red, after the kiss, is there a trust? Black, after the kiss what mystery behind? In all probability, that's how this surrealist Rene Magritte, painted The Lovers II, from his mindset Ency Bearis 2019 Allrights reserved

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