On Sundays, Mindlovemisery presents a writing prompt. This week the prompt is collage. “How do these images connect in your brain? What is the underlying theme?If you like you can read them like panels in a comic strip it’s up to you how your interpret them.”
Provocative. Evocative. Exotic. Writing prompt 114: Collage.
As if I knew the key to life
The key to harmony.
Kick off your sneakers.
Broken in. Busted.
As if I knew to key to love.
All sunshine and flowers.
When old and stale.
Flowers lose their petals.
As if I knew the key to freedom.
Flying with the birds at night.
Gliding on the thermals.
As if I knew the key to seduction.
Sweaty. Steamy. Soaked in lust.
That flower which will not fade.
I chose to read the images through comic book pattern. Analysis of pictures is an interesting skill. I “read” several of William Hogarth’s serialized paintings/engravings. These pictures tell a story. The Rake’s Progress. The Harlot’s Progress. Gin Alley. Beer Lane. Marriage-a-la-Mode. Industry and Idleness.
“William Hogarth: “10 November 1697 – 26 October 1764) was an English painter, printmaker, pictorial satirist, social critic, and editorial cartoonist who has been credited with pioneering western sequential art. His work ranged from realistic portraiture to comic strip-like series of pictures called ‘modern moral subjects.’” Wikipedia.