Marked by Sun

Written for:  Sunday Muse #57 – “Protector” – Photo by Susie Clevenger


Sad eyes cast downward.
One arm hugs her middle,
other crosses it with

hand at base of throat.
of years under
scorching suns, her body
is pock-marked. She appears
parched. What sacredness
does she protect? Of what
significance is her hand
’round throat?

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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10 Responses to Marked by Sun

  1. Carrie V. H. says:

    Oh if only statues could talk and tell us of the past. I love the questions in this Sara! I hope you have a great Memorial Day weekend!


  2. kanzensakura says:

    Great ekphrasic poem! the writng about the description of the poem brings to light many questions.


  3. Ed Rigg says:

    Questions, questions, eloquently asked.
    Wonder what some of the answers are . . 🙂


  4. Susie Clevenger says:

    Oh, if only this statue could answer. I wonder what was in the mind of the artist who created it?


  5. Regina Phillips says:

    Makes you go hmmm, and wonder what hath transpired.


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