Sunday, April 9, 2017

Poetry - "3 Poems While Watching Pollock" #NaPoWriMo Day 9

Day 9:

"Mural on Indian Red Ground" (1950)
by Jackson Pollock

3 Poems While Watching Pollock
by Jennifer Patino

Making love
was crimson splatters
on a black and white
checkered canvas
Violent magenta
behind closed eyes
and fine lines
no longer existing


I don't remember
side effects
or if there was a
difference between
an unmedicated me
and the turbulent
pool I was
swimming through


Screaming artists,
passionate vibrations
paint the insides of skulls
and mark the blank walls
with a mural of a dream
I had before I met you
before it became
an abstract nightmare

Author's Note: Today, I watched one of my favorite movies, Pollock, a biopic of the life of Jackson Pollock. It was directed by Ed Harris who also plays him. These poems came to me very quickly. They're a mixture of scenes from the film and from my own life and I feel I blended them together pretty well. I was surprised to find that each one was exactly 8 lines even after editing. Today's optional prompt from is to write a 9 line poem and well, either I'm a rebel or just always falling short. Whatever works. :P I hope you enjoyed!

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