there is fire on the lake tonight
the mist is tangerine and heavy with smoke
I breathe it in as though I could exhale the sun
dipping into shadows of purple
the coolness mocks the sky
my feet want to wade in the blue
but I am rooted on the shore
afraid to burn
waiting for the moon
to extinguish the flames
“The Winter Park Paint Out 2012 – International Poetry Competition hosted by Mark Andrew J. Terry as a poetic extension of the Winter Park Paint Out where twenty-six artists who specialize in en plein air painting come to Winter Park, Florida, USA and paint. This poetry competition allows a poet to pair with an artist and respond to a painting with poetry in this unique cooperative and hopefully complimentary competition.”
No disrespect to Hui Lai Chong but your poem was wonderful to imagine. Are we going to see his work?
thank you sir – the link should take you directly to the painting.