I have never participated in a writing marathon before, let alone poetry! I remember bits from High School and a course or two in college. A friend challenged me to participate and so I thought I would give it a try. The first day’s challenge was to write a poem about a work of art. It took me quite a while to decide which work of art I would like to even think in “poem” form about. But I settled on this one, because it is a piece of art that has touched me over the years, and I continue to see new things in it when I look, and new thoughts come racing to the forefront when I pause to truly look into the painting. I hope you look at it, and come to love it, too.
Poem – Day One
Angelic warning – fear – we hurriedly leave
Protecting our son – Our God
Rushing into the night; the unknown
Darkness, quiet all around us
And a baby cries…