Sunday, 17 April 2016

Day 17 - NaPoWriMo - Specialised words

I've gone all arty for today's poem. The optional prompt is to use words from a specialised dictionary and use at least ten of the words to form a poem. I dug out my Discovering Art History book and used the glossary to help me write what you see below.

His muse

She had the face of gypsum
against a palette of primary colour.

She patterned his space and when she smiled
she was tessera in the sun.

In the fading light she was a Caravaggio masterpiece
with all the elements of chiaroscuro.

Colonnades of hair split into a triptych,
a tracery of lace at her throat.

He painted her from all angles to saturation point.

At night he kept her in an amphora for safe keeping.

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