Some paintings were directly inspired by poems or vice versa.
And lets not forget the many polymaths who could both paint and write and whose work is a fusion of both.
Every month (almost!) I have been doing a 'Poetic Pairing' post; matching up a painting with its poetic counterpart. Some links have been immediately obvious and representational while others have been more of a feeling.
I have loved doing this, It has broadened my horizons teaching me a little about poetry and forcing me to look at how works of art and poems alike act on the emotions and evoke stories and memories.
The thing I would love most is to get some suggestions from my wonderful readers, either of pairings that mean something to you or even giving me a challenge, send me a poem or painting and I will try to match it up. If you do have anything just post it at the bottom of this page. Happy hunting!
Here are the ones I have done so far:
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