Prompts for RWJ, Prompt 165

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Henri Rousseau, The Dream

Wiki says, “Post-Impressionists extended Impressionism while rejecting its limitations: they continued using vivid colours, often thick application of paint, and real-life subject matter, but were more inclined to emphasize geometric forms, distort form for expressive effect, and use unnatural or arbitrary colour.” So it goes further afield into the¬†unconscious, one might say, as this painting from Rousseau does. Write a poem that is inspired by this piece of art.

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