a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Sunday, August 10, 2014

I Looked And Looked...

Keith Haring 
For the prompt at Magpie Tales
Visit Tess and share a poem.
To be inspired.
I waited for the art
To shout
It's message
In black and white

Angels falling
People laying dead
Within fire
Riding the cross
Was the single
Wingless one

Did the joined circles
Mean eternity
Or the ring given
Mean a holy union
It's a maze to find your way
With a pencil lead

Could it be the hopelessness
Of the human condition
Did the artist mean to imply
Even with wings we fall
I am in the dark
So I delete

18 comments:

Karen S. said...

It's sure to say your creative poet within has discovered all the answers!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

You ask some good questions. Not sure I know what that picture means either.

Sandra said...

You hit the nail on the head, i see it, and i see what you saw and only what you saw. no meaning comes to me... i am sure the artist must know or maybe not

Sandra said...

i am shocked, seems he has painted 10s of thousands of paintings and is well know. i live under a rock

Berowne said...

A welcome, and very honest, response to the prompt...

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Well..one could come up with a lot on this piece of art. Who knows the answers but the artist..and even then, does he/she? For me, I definitely think it has to do with marriage, that holy union of two souls.
I saw Angels but I also saw Satan. The horned one. Depicting evil? Angels, heaven? Love and the death of love? Really interesting.

Magaly Guerrero said...

So many possibilities, in his art and in yours. They go so well with each other... I pray the big hand speaks of every-growing hope. Today, my glass is half-full of winged lines.

Donetta Sifford said...

Absolutely love your take on the prompt. I love considering the questions you ask, especially the one about even with wings do we fall. Brilliant.

Jinksy said...

So I delete...

But remember, every end is a new beginning... Now there's a thought!

Henny Penny said...

Gosh! Over my head again. I think it's kinda scary. I do see the things that you see.

Saucy Kodz said...

I think this piece of art is giving you a choice - up or down - good or evil - you are stronger when you band together or come together. Some are very close and riding the shore of hell. Satan is encouraging them in and the goodness is beckoning them up to safety out of the stretch of evil ways. I am the one at the top left flying just at the crest of goodness - at least that is how I picture it......or on the other hand it could be......VERY WELL DONE GAIL - READ YOUR POEM A FEW TIMES AND GOT YOUR FEEL OF THIS. Greetings n hugz to Marcy, TM n family xo

Lynne said...

One to ponder . . .
Many symbols of three . . .

Enigma said...

"Could it be the hopelessness
Of the human condition
Did the artist mean to imply
Even with wings we fall
I am in the dark
So I delete"

These last lines are my absolute favourite. Beautifully penned.

Helen said...

Gail, this is incredibly lovely, powerful.

Ginny Brannan said...

Chaos? Madness? A thought-provoking image to be sure. Well captured by your words.

Little Nell said...

You askedsome of the questions I’m sure many of us have in our heads, and I like the way you take it from the persepctive of the viewer in the gallery.

Susan Anderson said...

Really enjoyed reading your process, which turned out to be the poem itself.

Kinda perfect. And as usual, loved your ending.

=)

Eddie Bluelights said...

Loved the approach and your delivery of raising questions. The painting itself poses the impossible scenario of such a marriage and raises a lot more questions than it answers . . . :) Eddie

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