Written for: November 2022 PAD Chapbook Challenge - Day 13
"For today's prompt, write an ekphrastic poem. An ekphrastic poem is essentially a poem that responds to another piece of art, whether that's a painting, photograph, sculpture, mixed media, etc. These pieces may describe the art, but they also may spring off in completely new directions."
Layered landscape pulls the eye
lengthwise to horizon and peaks
lined indigo under azure sky.
Lay me down in swathe of green.
A fenced in field lush with trees
abuts a resting old blue cart.
After harvest is gathered, see me
amidst amber acres spaced apart.
Farther afield, wee houses like dots.
Forefront, ladders lean on silo
filling a section–brown with white spots.
Freeing is this never-ending scape.
Red flowers pop up their heads
rising from feathery, waving grain.
Riding back to horse, rider looks misled.
Rest my body here, on spacious terrain.
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.