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.”

Mind dance

Jackson Pollock: Autumn Rhythm

 “Mind dance”

 she used to dance in white, lithe and free,

inside a window to her thoughts,

parading them in the labyrinths of her mind

that when left alone  possessed the

poison of Nimrod and snakes.

 

written for naming constellations Ekphrastic Ecstatic

Ekphrastic poems are poems written in response to a work of art.