Poetry Challenge The Arnolfini Marriage

It’s day 7 of the my person challenge to blog each day for a week on Bookstains.  As I haven’t put a poetry challenge on for a long time I thought that today was a good as time as any.  The Arnolfini Portrait is a very famous painting, painted on oak panel by Dutch artist Jan VanContinue reading “Poetry Challenge The Arnolfini Marriage”

All Behind – and a personal challenge – Day one

You have heard the expression ‘getting ahead of yourself?’ Well I am getting all behind with myself – especially as far as my Bookstains blog is concerned.   I’ve been so busy with other stuff.  I have book reviews to post, films to mention and there’s a couple of new poetry challenges to be posted.  All these postsContinue reading “All Behind – and a personal challenge – Day one”

Poetry Challenge: And then he/she kissed me

This poetry challenge is based upon the very famous painting by Gustave Klimt – ‘The Kiss.  This iconic painting with its rich layers of gold and stylish sensuous lines emits opulence. “The woman is especially depicted by turn as emotional joy bringer, temptress and child bearer.  The bodies fused together as one emphasis their unity.Continue reading “Poetry Challenge: And then he/she kissed me”

Poetry Challenge ‘Favorite (or least favorite Things)

This poetry challenge is based upon a poem (well a bit of tomfoolery) I wrote ages ago and forgot about.  But the idea for the challenge was inspired by Jesssica’s Japes wonderful poem ‘My Least Favorite things’.  The challenge is simple – just write a poem to the tune/rhythm of the song from ‘The Sound of Music inspired byContinue reading “Poetry Challenge ‘Favorite (or least favorite Things)”

‘Vincent could have told you’ A Poetry Challenge

Just Click the Van Gogh image to take you to  some of the comments made about the poems Everyone has heard ‘Starry Starry Night‘ By Don Mclean,  the beautiful song about Vincent Van Gogh.  There is a line in it which says:_ But I could have told you, Vincent, This world was never meant forContinue reading “‘Vincent could have told you’ A Poetry Challenge”