For today’s prompt I would like to turn to a tool that painters use in creating visual art: contrast. Contrast refers to the differences in color, value, texture, shape and so forth that add depth and excitement to the work. Without contrast, the outcome would be boring, monotonous. And so it is with life, don’t you agree?
I invite you to write a contrast poem or short piece of prose. You can work with color, opinions, light and dark–any two opposing concepts that you choose. Here’s mine:
Under a shade tree
the Buddha laughs. Sunspots dance
on his fat belly.
*Chiaroscuro: the artistic use of light and shade: the use of light and shade in paintings and drawings, or the effect produced by this.
Please link your poem in the comments section of this post and visit others who participate. Have fun with it.
The painting in the image is by abstract expressionist, Rothko.