René Magritte: The Unexpected Answer (1933)
Later you will wonder
how I locked the bedroom door
from the inside. “Open up!”
you’ll yell. Try the knob, barge
in without an answer.
For the rest of my days,
I’ll relish imagining that moment
you find the room stripped,
empty as your heart.
This poem was written as part of the surprise ekphrastic challenge for Magritte.
Alarie’s latest poetry book, Waking on the Moon, contains many poems first published by The Ekphrastic Review. Please visit her at alariepoet.com.
8/4/2017 07:24:08 pm
It's as if the poet is reading the artist's mind, in my imagination. That's why I think the poem is a "bull's eye." Or maybe the poem came first, then the art? Lovely pairing, Alarie!
8/4/2017 11:47:05 pm
Once again, you find the words to fit the painting that no one could describe and yet we all can relate.
8/5/2017 12:28:45 am
Superb! This poem is so full of sound, emotion, and the grit of a failed relationship then the silence of emptiness.
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