Penelope Unraveling Her Web (1783-84)
by Joseph Wright of Derby (1734-1797)
Today’s prompt asks us “to write a poem in which you first recall someone you used to know closely but are no longer in touch with, then a job you used to have but no longer do, and then a piece of art that you saw once and that has stuck with you over time. Finally, close the poem with an unanswerable question.” (Full NaPoWriMo post available here.)
This was a tough prompt. I’ve been weaving and unweaving the same patch of text for hours. I’m giving up on it now, because I can’t see clearly, but will hopefully return to this draft in May. Apologies for the length.
PS–The posted draft has expired, but here’s a video of bells tolling at St. Vitus Cathedral in Prague (April 2022).