For today’s prompt, pick a painter, make him or her the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. Possible painters include Salvador Dali, Frida Kahlo, or Pablo Picasso. Of course, you don’t have to go with the big names. You can use more obscure painters or more contemporary ones. For instance, I love the work of Judith Peck and Aaron Bir.


Waterfall by Angi Shearstone


I love artsy girls.
Most of the paintings
hanging on my walls
were done by women
who have seen me naked.

I’m not attracted
to the feathers
they’d wear in their hair.
It’s not the skewed
sense of fashion,
not the piercings
nor strange tattoos.

It’s because sometimes
I want to be the muse.


About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.
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6 Responses to Shearstone

  1. Lisa Tomey says:

    It’s a good place to be.

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  2. Patty says:

    Beautiful painting. Beautiful poem.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Violet Lentz says:

    Inspiration comes in many forms.When we are blessed with sleeping with it too,, ah, yes.. That’s the shit.. Nice sentiment here, BB. Really enjoyed its simplicity and truth.

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