Frozen Feet

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub - Poetics:  March Wind Ekphrastic
(posted by Merril)

"Since March is often very windy, and since we haven’t had an ekphrastic prompt in a while, I thought paintings of wind would make a good prompt. I’ve chosen four paintings of wind. They could all be March, but they differ in setting and style. I hope one appeals to you. Please choose one of them and write a poem using it for inspiration. They are all available on Wikimedia Commons, and the artist and title of the painting is above each image."

John Sloan, Sun and Wind on the Roof
Frozen feet.  Sun's
brilliance had
her fooled.  Anything
goes in the Mad Hatter
world of March.  Her white
wash blows like hollow
ghosts.  She hopes
they will stay secure
until dry.  Best remove
her favorite purple
shawl.  Too delicate.
Back inside for some
hot coffee, and socks.

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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14 Responses to Frozen Feet

  1. Sadje says:

    Nicely done Sara


  2. merrildsmith says:

    So very true, March is definitely bi-polar!😀 I like the vivid descriptions, the hollow ghosts and her purple shawl.


  3. Helen Dehner says:

    Of course she has a purple shawl ~~~~


  4. Misky says:



  5. Ingrid says:

    I love ‘The Mad Hatter world of March’ 🙂


  6. Jaya Avendel says:

    Oo, loving this wonderful snapshot of a little slice present in the painting!


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