Poetry inspired by art from Shine Ballard

Picasso, Museum, Painting, Oil, New York, Work, Art
from Picasso Museum photo by Manolofranco on Pixabay
because of what between

a piece developed from my reading on da vinci’s study of optics, the resultant effects in his work through this understanding, i.e. the haze of distance, things seen at a distance

the day hazed
as a da vinci

                 a polish
of brush, pigmented
somewhat shadowed
a smudged knuckling
which errs the eye
atmospheric un focus :
such seeing,
                  the science
of having seen, 

as a hazed da

keen eyes see

 regarding cézanne’s style of painting, his rejection of amending, he simply added another stroke, a layer, the form would emerge in the eye. also, a concrete piece, taking the shape of one of his stilllife apples

            cézanne’s eager
    or rather incidental,
  eschewal of the erasure
assured another layered
  nearly would follow, all
    so an estimation would
          emerge eventually


 this piece, alluding to a poet rather than a visual artist, was developed during a workshop, allowing mentioned words to pull my focus. the effect alluded to can be found in her work, specifically, for me, the poem “that you are in the wide branching air”, and that sparce poem’s parenthetical clouds

the request is i should fathom
miłobędzka of e major
not, this time, embraced
nor rapt, rather a miasma—
daubed (and or) disappearing

     an effective


 an ekphrastic poem, of Picasso’s Guernica, initially, and to some degree i’m certain it still is, though it, during the writing, adjusted its being

bombilla, bombilla, bombilla
pigmented atop, a source of an
unlit tocsin, supplies toxins in

side sinewy conduit, anxious
sensations, sparked or filliped, a pall,
vacillating ‘twixt aluminum…

no…illumine, or apprehension,
an others arrangement, weepfeatured,
palm stricken, thicketed with stigma, 

no mata, what matters, a bombing,
nondescript newsprint is, frail order,
en llamas, sin consumir, sin. send—

bombilla, bombilla, bomb be a :

regard or eureka, renewal,
permisa, Blitzkrieg! or revival—
what one feels is iluminada

Bio: Shine Ballard, the cachinnating choplogic, currently creates and resides on this plane(t).