I’ve been having a slight writer’s block lately and can’t seem to be inspired to write poetry. I decided to try something different and pulled out my book on Impressionists, hoping it would inspire me somehow. Looking at these beautiful paintings did trigger me to think, feel and sense various emotions. These two haiku are based on my reactions to paintings by Edouard Manet.
Behind railway bars,
the little aristocrat
dreams to be free.
The ice cream’s melting,
wealthy youth stares at nothing,
life drip-drips away.
4 thoughts on “Poems for Manet”
Sounds like impressionism saved the day and paved the way to verse and expressionism.
Thanks bowmanauthor, that’s a great way to put it =) I hope you are having a great day!
Thank you. Great writing should be noticed!