Jealousy, Lily, Ballroom, Rose
Now, once again, a painting poem. The previous entry of this sort talks about the benefits of combining different artforms to heighten or alter the effect on both ends. Right now I'm doing a series on John Singer Sargent, though I'm probably going to touch on Monet soon. Here's the painting, Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose. Also, the story behind its creation is very interesting; scroll down for that. Painting 2-3 minutes a day to capture a certain twilight effect is intense. Now, the poem:
Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose
~John Singer Sargent
Lit-garden spell, the spell of white
Is beyond smiles; in awe, and fire
Flying to touch, the two
Design light paper stars,
Twilight mirrors in soft glory
Rivaled only by their keepers.
Singing lilies, choir-petals
Pink in rapture; red rings
Dress-bells for thrice-felt beauty
Flush in, around, and everywhere.
By Neil Hester
Compare the above to this poem. Notice any similarities? Every poem in this series will be 10-line free verse with couplets of matching lengths that vary from couplet to couplet: a brief, but intricate observation of the painting. That said, the painting is beautiful, the lighting in particular; matching twilight and lantern light is a beautiful and evanescent thing. Evanesce...nt.