"Just as an illustrator begins with words and moves to creating an image, a writer can begin with an image and be moved to create a flow of words."
These were the words my friend Melanie used to advertise the creative writing class she conducted at the Wallkill River School yesterday. It was a marvelous class. I learned a lot. (Thank you, Mel) Interestly enough, since I don't consider myself a writer I had no workshop performance anxiety. How freeing that was!
Using Van Gogh's painting as inspiration I wrote the following:
A common pair of time worn shoes
ready to step away.
Earthen, subdued colors
Time tattered ragged edges.
Rich and complex textures rendered as a whole;
indistinguishable individual layers.
History's experiences apparent on their surface.
Been around the block a few times shoes ready to travel.