“Art into Poetry” Poems

Back in April I was so pleased to have my artwork included in a local project undertaken by students at Ivy-Tech Community College-Bloomington. This service project – a collaboration between the Intro to Poetry class, local Boys & Girls Clubs and the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts center – was a learning experience that brought art & poetry together. The ancient Greek’s called it Ekphrastic Poetry, or poetry written in response to art. Today I am going to share some of the poems written by the grade school students who participated, along with the image of art that they drew their inspiration from.

rock my world #7 © lynne medsker

“rock my world #7″ photo/digital art printed on aluminum, 10×20” © lynne medsker

“Mardi Gras”
written by Hala S., Age 9

A mosaic of sun and gasoline;

A rainbow with a setting sun;

A church.

Grass filled with water, streaming

D

  O

    W

      N

The land.

A Radar of weather

     Forecast: rain and sun for Indiana, Ohio, Illinois.

Acid burning holes in it.

rock my world #8 © lynne medsker

“rock my world #8″ photo/digital art, printed on aluminum, 12×18” © lynne medsker

“Hurricane”
written by Cammy B., Age 12

Hurricane, Hurricane, go away.

Stormy, windy. Splash! Float away.

Rainy. Blue, black, brown, purple.

Makes me want to curl.

Hurricane, Hurricane, go away.

texture art #5 © lynne medsker

“texture art #5″ photo/digital art, printed on aluminum, 12×18” © lynne medsker

“Sands of Terror”
written by Jack D., age 13

I ride the road of winds and twists

and pedal as fast as the storm,

shouting through the lands.

I must warn them all

the sands approach with thunderous might.

Their master yowls with laughter,

his odious visage a fiendish grin.

As the cloud rises over my head,

my voice is lost in the storm.

I can’t run or hide or call for help,

and a sudden light allows me to rise –

a nightmare?

or a vision of the day ahead?

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