Poetry Challenge: Reacting to Lüpertz in Haiku

In addition to being an artist, Markus Lüpertz was a poet. Throughout the exhibition, share your Lüpertz-inspired poems with us to win prizes. Every other week, we’ll issue a new poetry challenge based on images or themes in the exhibition for fresh inspiration and chances to win.

Ohne Titel (Untitled), 2010. Mixed media on board, 19 x 26 3/4 in. Private collection

In a haiku, describe how you feel when you look at this work. Reminder: a traditional haiku is a three-line poem with seventeen syllables, written in a 5/7/5 syllable count.

THIS WEEK’S PRIZE: Phillips prize package (art supplies from the museum shop!)

TO ENTER: Leave your poem in the comments here, or share on social media with #LupertzPoem. We’ll select winners on Friday, July 7.

**UPDATE: The winning haiku was submitted by E. Egan:
At the edge of shade,
the sun about to find out
what the grass feels like.
Thank you to all who participated! Check back on our blog Monday, July 10 for a new challenge and chance to win prizes.

24 thoughts on “Poetry Challenge: Reacting to Lüpertz in Haiku

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    Waving, too, like wheat in wandering winds,

    I wait, amid a whispering, trembling peace. I touch the bordering

    Wild grass and darkling, quiet woods.

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