At Carpe Diem Ghost Writer #22, Odilon an artist for your inspiration, Jen from Blogitorlose it inspires us with a beautiful painting from her favourite artist. I was quite pleased to be acquainted with this new artist,Odilon Redon (1840-1916) . This artist created in order to "inspire" people. Well his painting certainly did inspire my muse.
What I especially loved about this prompt, Jen, asks us questions to help guide us through a visualization. I could see 2 adults and a child actually. I may have taken my imagination a bit too far, perhaps, for I started jotting down notes to really get into it and to tell a story (Kamishibai) and create a haibun.
|Odilon Flower Clouds|
The breeze was just a whisper, the sails required more wind; beads of perspiration run down the side of his face, his throat was dry. Where were they? They could not see the shore. His wife tries to show a brave smile to their son but Thomas is so smart…he feels their restlessness.
A wild dolphin floated around the boat, around and around…intermittently bobbing his head, spinning his body, shrieking “Don’t worry, don’t worry”; the dolphin realized that humans do not understand. "They never knew how to listen," he thought.
The clouds started to disperse, making way to a fairy-tale sunset painting the sky pastel colours.
“Such a waste to see such beauty when we are worried about the end of the day when darkness will visit us and what if the winds pick up and we have no clue where to steer the boat?”thought the captain.
A dove perched at the helm and the captain began to smile, knowing that land was not too far…if only there was a bit more wind to fill the sails and take his family safely to shore.
Suddenly the dolphin started showing off, doing head-over tail spins with splashing gusto and clicks and squeals; it would swim several metres towards the shore intimating “this is the direction! Listen up humans!” Finally the captain got it!
Turning starboard, the sails filled just enough and within an hour they arrived at the Isle of Chrysanthemum.
steering starboard, sails tensetail slap, splash
© Tournesol ' 14
Posted by Cheryl-Lynn Roberts, 2014/08/21