Sevenling (Thin Air)
for Max, at 9 years
Thin air behind, I look at the sails,
belled out and blowing, heaped like pails,
and see the face of invisible wind.
Thin air all 'round, in your eyes' wide light
radiant, unclouded, fledgeling bright
dancing the wave where your smiles begin
I see the full push of invisible joy.
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Challenge: Joaquin Sorolla
My challenge for today was to write a brief poem inspired by one of the paintings of Spanish Impressionist Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida. Doing it in a short form was optional; I chose the sevenling.
The sevenling is a form originally derived from a poem by Anna Ahkmatova, consisting of seven lines, with two tercets containing three details or elements each, and a concluding single line that stands apart. Rhyme and meter are not stipulated.
Images: Valencian Boats, and The Young Yachtsman, by Joaquin Sorolla
Public domain, via wikipaintings.org.