|Bella Rosenfeld Chagall, Shalom Books|
“In our life there is a single color, as on an artist palette,
which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love.”
― Marc Chagall
Laura Shovan has challenged to write a persona poem this month. (Read Laura's post about how to write one, HERE.) In response, I've written a love poem in the voice of Bella Rosenfeld Chagall. Although it was inspired by "Bride with Fan" by Marc Chagall (1887–1985), I'm dedicating this post to my own true love who, in just a few short days, will be my husband of twenty years.
Happy Anniversary, Sweetheart.
|"Bride with Fan" (1911) by Marc Chagall|
This image is in the public domain in the United States, published prior to 1923.
At the moment we met
I don’t recall breathing–
your eyes were so blue
and vast as the sky.
Mine lowered in silence,
I heard our hearts beating
and knew my forever arrived.
You gave me your vow,
your soul and your secrets,
a fan made with feathers,
so gentle and white.
And now, like a cloud
passing over your canvas,
with every breath, I sigh.
© 2016 Michelle Heidenrich Barnes. All rights reserved.
Send your persona poem to TodaysLittleDitty (at) gmail (dot) com, or use the contact form in the sidebar to the right. You don't need to include the artwork that inspired your poem, but you are welcome to as long as I can properly attribute the artist/photographer. Other poems featured this week were by Jan Godown Annino, Suzy Levinson, Brenda Davis Harsham, and Michelle Kogan. Brenda is featuring another persona poem on her blog today, Margaret Simon and Violet Nesdoly are featuring persona poems on their blogs as well.
All contributions will be included in a wrap-up celebration on Friday, May 27th, and one lucky participant will win a personalized copy of Laura Shovan's fantastic verse novel for middle grade readers: THE LAST FIFTH GRADE OF EMERSON ELEMENTARY (Wendy Lamb Books/Random House, 2016).
Reflections on the Teche.