All Things Nice – Small Flies and Other Wings

All Things Nice

Soft and delicate
fragile petals of a sweet pea
clinging to its stem
fluttering in a summer breeze
Butterfly wings and baby’s breath
swept together in a glorious
collection of pinkness
Feminine and pretty in rosy hues
of scarlet and crimson
with splashes of Tyrian purple
Fluttering feathers
Plucked plumage 
all to be treasured
by the possessor
For these are the simple
pleasures that bring happiness 
 
 
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Laura Bloomsbury is hosting D'Verse Poets tonight and
has prompted us with writing about an abstract piece of art.
I was inspired by "Small Flies and Other Wings" by Christine Ay Tjoe.

A Painter Without a Brush’ (Gerhard Richter)
Broadway Boogie Woogie (Piet Mondrian))
Convergence (Jackson Pollock)
Movement in Squares (Bridget Riley)
Small Flies and Other Wings (Christine Ay Tjoe,)
Choose ONE title ONLY and write a painterly poem – in other words,

paint us a picture that you imagine fits the title.
Suggestions: Write as artist or observer of an abstract, surrealism or realism. Include texture and colour & engage with the visuals in mood.

OR

Choose ONE of the titles above and simply write an ekphrastic poem. Here are the links to the actual works of art
Gerhard Richter : Piet Mondrian : Jackson Pollock : Bridget Riley : Christine Ay Tjoe

I chose Small Flies and Other Wings (Christine Ay Tjoe,

  32 comments for “All Things Nice – Small Flies and Other Wings

  1. sanaarizvi
    March 24, 2021 at 5:22 pm

    Oh gosh this is breathtakingly beautiful!! I love; “Feminine and pretty in rosy hues
    of scarlet and crimson with splashes of Tyrian purple.”💝💝

    • Christine Bolton
      March 24, 2021 at 5:47 pm

      Awww, thank you Sanaa 🥰

  2. March 24, 2021 at 3:43 pm

    Lovely interpretation, very evocative.

    • Christine Bolton
      March 24, 2021 at 5:47 pm

      Thanks so much. I appreciate it 🥰

  3. March 24, 2021 at 3:42 pm

    Love how you used the colors of pink so vividly… That was a title with the most options I think…

    • Christine Bolton
      March 24, 2021 at 5:44 pm

      Yes, you’re right. I was however drawn in by the colors ☺️

  4. March 24, 2021 at 12:06 pm

    Fantastekphrastic!

    • Christine Bolton
      March 24, 2021 at 5:45 pm

      I love it when you make up words Ron! ☺️

  5. March 24, 2021 at 10:35 am

    ‘The simple pleasures that bring happiness.’ So important!

    • Christine Bolton
      March 24, 2021 at 10:57 am

      Thanks Ingrid ☺️💕

    • Christine Bolton
      March 24, 2021 at 5:46 pm

      Thanks Ingrid ☺️

  6. March 24, 2021 at 8:59 am

    an utterly charming canvas of words you wove with flowers and wings
    p.s. since we are using another’s work, I did put in a request in the prompt that you “Name your poem according to the title you chose – and also cite the reference in your post”

    • Christine Bolton
      March 24, 2021 at 10:18 am

      Oh sorry Laura. I included the artist and the link but forgot to mention the name of the work 😕. I’ll do that now

      • March 24, 2021 at 11:17 am

        never mind Christine, its easy to overlook the prompt requests when trying to write the poem too!

      • Christine Bolton
        March 24, 2021 at 5:46 pm

        I changed it anyway Laura. I wouldn’t want to disrespect anyone or the process ☺️👍

  7. March 24, 2021 at 8:55 am

    Beautiful words of poetry ❤🌹

    • Christine Bolton
      March 24, 2021 at 10:56 am

      Thanks you, as always, d.a. ☺️

      • March 25, 2021 at 3:42 pm

        You are as ever most welcome

      • Christine Bolton
        March 25, 2021 at 11:31 pm

        ☺️👍

  8. March 23, 2021 at 10:11 pm

    Absolutely beautiful

    • Christine Bolton
      March 24, 2021 at 10:55 am

      Thanks Sadje ☺️

      • March 24, 2021 at 11:05 am

        You’re welcome my friend

  9. March 23, 2021 at 10:00 pm

    I like the idea that these are a collection that a little girl might have brought into the house to show her mom!
    Well done!

    • Christine Bolton
      March 24, 2021 at 12:15 am

      Thank you Dwight. Sugar and spice and all things nice! ☺️

      • March 24, 2021 at 10:27 am

        Yes!

  10. March 23, 2021 at 6:46 pm

    Indeed, Christine, and you collect them here in your wonderful poem.

    • Christine Bolton
      March 23, 2021 at 9:29 pm

      Thanks Lisa ☺️💕

      • March 23, 2021 at 10:38 pm

        You’re very welcome.

  11. March 23, 2021 at 6:25 pm

    Indeed the simple pleasures bring happiness. This is all soft pretty collection in pinkness – a treasure.

    • Christine Bolton
      March 23, 2021 at 9:29 pm

      Thank you Grace. I’m happy you liked it ☺️

  12. March 23, 2021 at 6:03 pm

    You incorporated a myriad of thoughts and observations in perfect poetry …. beautifully composed.

    • Christine Bolton
      March 23, 2021 at 9:30 pm

      Helen you are so sweet ☺️💕 Thank you!

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