Victoria is today’s host of dVerse Poets. She has prompted us with Pop Art, asking us to choose an iconic piece and write a poem about it. I chose "Drowning Girl" by Roy Lichtenstein.
Considered a cornerstone of Lichtenstein’s work, Drowning Girl is sometimes also referred to as ‘I Don’t Care! I’d Rather Sink’. The printing method and the use of speech balloon to convey thoughts give the painting an appearance of a comic book page. The heroine appears a victim of an unhappy love affair who would rather drown than ask for her lover’s help.