It seems the paintings and works of artist Edward Hopper are great fodder to inspire other artists in their endeavors. We as poets have come across this from time to time. Many an Ekphrastic poem has sprung from these offerings. Some show the desolation of the human condition, or the interaction of the same.
Today I offer three such works for your poetic interpretation:
Each painting expresses something and it’s your job to relate what it says to you. Choose one and tell us what you see!
Room in New York (An American Sentence) Here she has a house, but longs to be there, even if in one small room. © Marie Elena Good, 2021 #seventeensyllables
ANY GIVEN SUNDAY
The man had many hang ups, and this one will have him hung over all day. Another Sunday with nary a prayer on his lips, but plenty of Jack Daniel’s on his breath. He curses God for his lack of strength in battling his demons, for they’ve cost him his job and his family. Responsibility was never his, and he wasn’t laying claim to this. On any given Sunday you’ll find him pissing his life away; he thinks he’s keeping his demons at bay.
(C) Walter J Wojtanik – 2021