Wide Eyes

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads – April Poems – Day 6
Art FLASH!  (posted by Kerry)

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StarGazing Rabbit @jasonlimberg

“For this month’s art collaboration, I am introducing Jason Limberg, an artist from Michigan, USA, who specializes in pen and ink drawings. Jason explains his artistic vision thus:”

‘I’ve always had a deep fascination with the forest and it’s inhabitants. There is a mysterious, ephemeral quality of the natural realm that captivates me. My work is a personal journal of the inner peace I find in the woods, integrated with musings of the animal’s lives weaving among the trees. I create in a way that comes most natural, through drawing, primarily in pen & ink. Much of my passion lies in translating the intricate details and subtleties of the environment, alongside the surreal elements of my imagination. With an empathetic eye, I strive to reveal the spirit and essence of the animals I draw. I am a draftsman aligned with the night, captivated by the natural breath, & searching for the timeless dance.’

‘I like to envision the rabbits of the world being interested in the cosmos and night sky. I’m very fond of how smart, feisty and full of personality rabbits can be, so of course they would love to sit in wonder underneath the stars. Capturing it in a drawing just seems natural to me.’

With wise widened eyes
he watched the moon
sinking behind the pines

studying stars aloft
ears on alert
for sounds both loud and soft.

Twitching flexible nose
he thought he detected a scent.
‘Twas merely a perfumed rose.

In crepuscular skies
rabbit reveled the sights
with wise widened eyes.


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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16 Responses to Wide Eyes

  1. kanzensakura says:

    An excellent example of Ekphrastic poetry.


  2. wildchild47 says:



  3. Ah yes, I think that’s Limberg’s rabbit! 🙂


  4. I love the “wise widened eyes”.


  5. Jim says:

    The whole world, almost, likes the rabbit. I certainly like the one of your poem. May he have a long life. We have plenty in our neighborhood, I spray the flowers and tender plants with deer and rabbit repellent.


  6. sanaarizvi says:

    Exquisite Ekphrastic poem, Sara! ❤❤❤


  7. Kerry says:

    Such a beautifully detailed description of the artwork.. I felt transported into the scene.


  8. Margaret Elizabeth Bednar says:

    “Applause”. I always admire a well-done rhyme.


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