Wednesday, March 24, 2021


                                                                                                 Author: Basile Morin
Image: The 'Perspective' frequently used by the artist 
showing a parallel progression that appears to converge
at the end with a central vanishing point accentuating 
the mobility and movement effects (here)

11 of 12 given words:
stony silent resume read stiff  admire 
signed, dated routine, bridge 
crosswalk (a pedestrian crossing)

Convergence (Jackson Pollock)
in stony silence somewhat a resume
to read across a masterpiece on canvas

a scene in living perspective not seen as
stiff but appears to be moving with lots 
of mobility in a creative effort for others
to admire typically signed and dated

in loud colours splashed liberally across
a surreal abstract very much routine to
the artist but one of its kind to the critic
more so to a keen connoisseur of art

the current craze of pour acrylic using
the paraphernalia of objects not just brushes
and turpentine of old but glue, resin and 
even a hairdryer makes it a discovery over the 
bridge and mysterious crosswalk of creativity

Note: Hank decided to change the title from 
'A Painter Without a Brush’ (Gerhard Richter) 
to 'Convergence' (Jackson Pollock)

Laura's at d'Verse's Poetics: The Poet as Painter
MMT's The Whirligig #311


  1. Excellent Hank, making good use of the given words.


  2. The fascinating thing about art is each viewer will have a unique reaction ... perspective. Well done, Hank.

  3. the final verse conjures the process brilliantly!
    p.s. one small point but the prompt requests that the poem is titled the same as the artwork except I made an error (oops) and Richter is the painter without a brush and that painting is merely "abstract iii"

  4. I love this, especially the last verse!

  5. I love how you brought out all the other tools except the brush... yes painting is more than easel and brush these days.

  6. What a creative use of art in itself, using other tools. The effect is lovely anyway!