The purpose of this piece was to write a poem on what you saw in a painting.
The painting you chose had to represent one of the four elements, earth, water, fire, and air.

I chose earth as my element, because I had a lot words in my mind to write. And also the paint was very connected to earth. I call this poem Earth Translation, because I translated the painting in my poem. I learned a lot things when I was writing this piece, for instance: I learned that Mother Earth loves her children more than herself; she would sacrifice herself for her children.

BRUEGHEL, Jan the Elder, (16th century) Earth Allegories of the Four Elements


Poem by LN

Mulberry Tree, by Van Gogh

~ Vincent van Gogh (1889) The Mulberry Tree