Miracle In Sand

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads – Art FLASH/55  (posted by Kerry)

“For this weekend’s art collaboration, I am introducing Tomasz Zaczeniuk surreal artist and photographer from Poland. Tomasz has kindly given permission for us to use his amazing piece,The Temple, for our poetic inspiration.”

‘A completely unreal vision from the Polish coastline. It took me a decent few hours to create this with around 20-25 layers.’

The Temple

The Temple by Tomasz Zaczeniuk Used with permission @fotowizjer


Partially ruined temple stands
proudly on sand, ancient
as itself.  Awed, I study
markings, and architecture.
Dizzying height prevents
me from looking straight up.
Who built this temple–gentle
people, warriors?  How
did it come to be here,
for what purpose?
A comet whizzes by, as far
from earth as this building is
from reality.


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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13 Responses to Miracle In Sand

  1. Kerry says:

    Your conclusion perfectly captures the ethos of the picture. Wonderful study in ekphrasis.


  2. thotpurge says:

    Beautiful close… loved it..


  3. Jim says:

    A compilation of my thoughts. Well penned, Toni. Lots of questions with no answers.


  4. I love how you captured the unrealness of the picture… what can such a pillar be?


  5. sanaarizvi says:

    A most stunning ekphrasis, Sara! ❤️


  6. Susie Clevenger says:

    You gave the perfect voice to the image.


  7. robtkistner says:

    I love the ELEMENT OF MYSTERY you brought into this Sara. Who is behind this structure? Wonderful write! I went dark with mine.


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