Beggar’s Ride

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What lies beyond up?

Shadows, a winding staircase,
a journey without end.

Clouds traveling unwalled–
a fool’s ship, a beggar’s ride,
a castle in the sky.

My response to Sue Vincent’s photo prompt, above.  I wanted to try one of Jane Dougherty’s “42” poems–I love a question to start a poem–so that’s the form I used here.

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I had an idea to combine brush paintings of horses with collage, although this wasn’t what I was thinking when I did the horses.  Mostly I used horse sculptures as references for my painting, but this one was done from a photo of a horse.  I’ll get to the other idea using the other paintings I think.

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32 responses to “Beggar’s Ride”

  1. Jane Dougherty says :

    I love this! It’s a great 42 and I love the horse association, both with the castle and the sky.

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  2. merrildsmith says :

    This form is perfect for you, Kerfe. I love your original question, the response–and the horse. Your brush strokes make the horse seem to be moving.

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  3. Evelyn Flint says :

    I really like your poem…

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  4. sheldonk2014 says :

    I love how you ended the poem
    Hope all is well
    Stay true to your art
    Sheldon

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    • memadtwo says :

      Thanks Sheldon. It’s one of those slow times…they come and go. Don’t worry–the art is here to stay (just not as often at the moment)

      Like

  5. Sharon Mann says :

    Good question to ponder, and very intriguing art today!

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  6. Rebecca says :

    I totally love the motion and elegant lines you have captured in the horse picture. Wonderful! 😁

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  7. Sue Vincent says :

    As always, Kerfe, masterly.

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  8. Suzanne says :

    Your horse painting is wonderful. All your work is inspirational. I love the way you have responded to Sue Vincent’s challenge.

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  9. alethakuschan says :

    What lies beyond up — a good question to contemplate. Intriguing arrangement of images prompted by the question. Love the dynamic horse.

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  10. Lynz Real Cooking says :

    This is really cool!

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  11. Jill Kuhn says :

    I like the imagery you used with staircases… which tie in nicely with your poem. Your horse is well drawn too, I find them not easy to draw. 👍

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