Ekphrasis

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“The Drift of Love”

The cattails stare
at the forlorn driftwood—

Where the lotus beds sleep,
Where I forgot to say “I do,”
Where you forgot to ask.

Where the kiss you forgot
to give me now rests beneath
the pier,

Where I still drift

patiently in love.

Written for Our Lost Jungle Poetry Form Challenge.
Ekphrasis is a literary description of a visual work of art (usually a painting).

Today, Khara challenged us to snap a photo outside our window. This isn’t exactly outside my window but it is down the street.

Note: “Patience n. A minor form of despair, disguised as a virtue.” AmbroseBierce, “Devil’s Dictionary.”

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5 thoughts on “Ekphrasis

  1. wow! this is truly gorgeous… the pics & even more, the poem – minimalist & packed… the forlorn driftwood and all the forgots, especially the kiss now lying beneath the pier

Speak to me of thoughts unspoken.

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