..ekphrasis challenge – magritte..

Thanks to Hall’s writing forum, St Edmund’s Hall Oxford.

Sonja’s ‘magritte’ uses a striking soundscape to explore the more sinister undertones of ‘The Lovers’. The concentrated half rhymes and alliteration make for a stark, powerful exploration of the unspoken aspects of the painting.

sonja benskin mesher

dead head the roses,
suffocate in silk. stifle
their feelings.

dead head the roses,

suffocate in silk, stifle

their feelings.

bundle them blind with
bloodied rags, boiled

clean.

bind them twice. the smell
is decay.

Magritte.

sbm.

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