THE ‘ALCHEMY’ OF TRUE LOVE ! ( Weekly Writing Challenge ) (POETRY )


In today’s writing challenge, you’ll choose a scenario (or invent your own) and write a poem, a short story, a vignette, a scene, or flash fiction based on Nighthawks by Edward Hopper.

Nighthawks is a 1942 oil on canvas painting by Edward Hopper that portrays people in a downtown diner late at night.
It is Hopper’s most famous work[1] and is one of the most recognizable paintings in American art.
Nighthawks by Edward Hopper, 1942. Public Domain

I have chosen to write a poetry based on the following scenario :

The love triangle: The woman in red is dating the man she’s seated next to, but she’s secretly in love with the man with his back to us. Tell us a story from her perspective



My red dress shimmers in the moonlight ;

Exuding passion and ‘lost’ romance ,

He  holds my hand and , asks me for a dance

But my eyes are numb, transfixed , to my far  right…

He is sitting there , as  still as a stone ,

His , stolid  face, staring into the depths of the chalice ,

A drop of tear , glistens from the corner of his eyes

My heart goes out to him , I can hear it moan…

I rise up , my dress , ruffling  in vain ,

Like like a wind-up toy , at the hands of its master ;

I dance , with a sense of impending disaster…

till… I can no longer bear the burden of this pain…

My face now moist with the tears flowing down

I look over his shoulder , to the face of my man ,

His eyes meet mine , for a very brief span ;

And then he pulled away , his face in a frown…

The moment of ‘Alchemy’ ,was soon to appear..

I realized , the ‘magic  wand’ ,was in my own hands

And not.. in any far away, fairy lands…

I choose my destiny , I choose without fear…I choose to be with you , oh my dear………

And so I  hastened  , to be by  his side 

He looked up at me , his face elated….

I had  chosen my ‘True love’ ,  albeit , belated ! 

and now , he bent  low , to kiss his ‘Bride’ ………..

15 thoughts on “THE ‘ALCHEMY’ OF TRUE LOVE ! ( Weekly Writing Challenge ) (POETRY )

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  3. Awesome imagination…something so beyond the actual picture..and you have used the enclosed rhyming scheme so well.

    I love the way she made her decision to choose her ‘true love’…may be he wasn’t the one the world would accept her to choose…and probably that realization would have brought tears in his see his beloved in the arms on another…Nothing more beautiful to see true love win at the end…!!!

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