Monday Morning Writing Prompt–Art and Poetry

Intaglio printmaking - roller and ink

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Poetry and Art

I enjoy writing and reading poems that incorporate elements used by artists as a metaphor. Think about some of the possibilities: line, shape, color, perspective, unity, movement, pattern (many more). For this week’s prompt, I invite you to choose anything that goes into the creation of a painting, sculpture, collage, fiber art, printing…and use it in a poem. For mine, I’ve chosen “intaglio“–an aspect of print art in which a design is incised or engraved into a material such as copper which is then inked and used to imprint the design for multiple reproductions of the original. Some artists famous for this method include  Whistler and Rembrandt.


The story of your life unfolds—
not in lines
forged by a stylus on copper—
but in the choices
you etch each day.

I especially hope to hear from some of you who engage in the visual arts. Please link your poetry in the comments and enjoy a productive week of writing.

9 thoughts on “Monday Morning Writing Prompt–Art and Poetry

  1. Jingle says:


    your words are magical…
    have a lovely Wednesday.


  2. trisha says:

    very beautiful words you told through the poem.


  3. trisha says:

    I certainly am in. 🙂


  4. Jade says:

    This poem has a tactile feel to it, which is a wonderful quality. 🙂 The word “etch” is especially fitting. Thanks for sharing!


  5. azfree says:

    Wow, this is really cool. It is etched in my mind!


  6. Angela says:

    Lovely words…


  7. Bodhirose says:

    I wrote on a favorite art form of mine–raku. An ancient Japanese technique of creating unique designs on fired ceramics.

    I enjoyed your description of intaglio, Victoria. Thank you.


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