Sunday, April 20, 2008


red attire drapes
beauty sparkling gold:
white swan admires.

eyes dreamy black-
brown gaze notice,
lost look blue.

red lotus petals
compliment pillars golden:
silvery sky awaits.

messenger listens green
pink feet planted:
thoughts colored grey.

This is in response to the prompt from One Single Impression on Colors. This is also a form I have been wanting to try ever since I caught it at lissa's and Christine's blogs. It is called Rothko,
1. A Rothko (poem) can only be written while standing in front of a Rothko (painting).2. A Rothko is three lines, three words per line.3. Three of these nine words must be colors, and their position in the poem must be a tic-tac-toe.4. Like all rules of poetry, break at your own risk.
A little on the painting, this is an oil painting from Raja Ravi Varma, a famed Indian artist on a character called Damayanti, follow the link for the story on Damayanti here and here. Please click on the link here to see a bigger version of the painting itself. I have a framed copy in my personal collection and thought this would be perfect for this poetry form.
My NaPoWriMo for friday, Saturday and Sunday are all done today...whew, I thought I am gonna miss these out. But the prompts took me on a roll.


Teri C said...

These are great! I love the way each color is highlighted.

lissa said...

my favorite's the last two, even without the image, I think it would work just as well, nicely done

Just someone said...

yes... indeed; damayanti was as cool as the painting! nice style - Rothko; and as always... you are on a roll! very impressive. I realty like how visual the words are! Great work!

SandyCarlson said...

Thanks for introducing me to this form. It sounds challenging. I think I'll give it a try. "Lost look blue" evokes sadness; I wonder if she'd like to be elsewhere despite the grandeur of the setting.
Writing in Faith: Poems

Raven said...

very intriguing idea.... lovely painting... and I enjoyed all the back story and the new poetry form. Thanks for introducing me to a whole bunch of new things. I will have to try this at some point.

Leonard Blumfeld said...

Wonderful combination of art and poetry.

Aud said...

This is the first time that I have heard of Rothko. I'm new at poem writing and I'm still learning all the different forms. Now, I tend to write ryhming ones.

tumblewords said...

Way to go! I'm holding my own on Napowrimo, too. I really liked this set of haiku - the Rothko form is interesting and you do it so very well. The painting is also exquisite.

keith hillman said...

Don't start me on rules in poetry! I break then all and have fun in the process

MyBellavia said...

This was all fresh and new for me!
I love the art and style all put together.

zoya gautam said...

..such aesthetics..thank u..