Friday, September 4, 2009

Man on the Rocks

This week's Simply Snicker's challenge includes the words bare, bark, and beside. The accompanying painting is Caspar David Friedrich's Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog. His painting is quite vivid and lovely. Much thanks to Linda. For some reason, the painting made me think of something somber.

Man on the rocks
Ominous rocks
Bare soul
Beats against the breeze

Tormented mind
Barks back in the dark
Looming are the sharks
Beside the still rocks

Pitter patter goes his heart
Peace be still
He whispered to the fog
Waves swallowing hard
Broke his soul in shards

Time is the sea
Rising, falling
Against the breeze


Judith Ellis said...

Wonderful lines. If I'm remembering correctly this image is used on a jacket cover of a book, “Thus Spoke Zarathustra” by the great German philosopher, Nietzsche. The ominous lines here are representative of Nietzsche’s "ubermensche," except for this "super man" reigns and isn't broken.

Yellow Tulip said...

very good poem dear:)..complimenting paintin too:)..loved readin it:)

Linda - Nickers and Ink said...

Love this look at the mind, the heart and the soul!

JOE TODD said...

I've got some music on my blog that would go with the painting. Nice job

Kilauea Poetry said...

Wow..this one is much depth and power to it- really nice job- each stanza. I've been doing a few re-pos here and there (that really didn't stay up long ago or sat in my drafts. Moving (for circulation)ha..breathing new life. Anyway, have a good day-

septembermom said...

I feel the power here in these lines. Riveting.

Brosreview said...

Very fine lines!!!

Anonymous said...

This painting was awesome but even better were the verses that described it in sync..:)
The power of the mind is well painted with the force of the waves..:)
Neatly flown rhythm..:)
Keep writing!

Nadege said...

"he whispered to the fog...", perhaps a pray.
this is a sober painting. his soul being
battered against the rocks - one gets that
feeling & write girl you captured the contemplative mood of this painting.