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Ekphrastic Poem with the Poetry Princesses
This is Part 2 of my Poetry Friday post this week. If you didn’t see yesterday’s Part 1, I invite you to go check out a poem I submitted for One Minute Till Bedtime that did NOT make the cut:>)
Now, on to today’s poem.
This month, to close out our wonderful year of writing poetry together, we did one last ekphrastic poem to Andi’s choice of photo.
Actually, Andi gave us a whole bunch of choices, from Glencairn Cloister in Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania. It looks so peaceful and lovely. As usual, though, I was cutting it right down to the wire. But I love architectural sculpture. The idea that we take stone of various kinds and turn it into living things we love… Here’s the image I chose and my poem.
We carve rock
so it talks about
swans and peacocks
There’s something about
bone of our planet
but soft as feathers
graceful as a breath–
when the right hands
–Laura Purdie Salas, all rights reserved
Now go see what my Poetry Sisters have come up with!
And here are the previous Poetry Sisters collaborations:
|Nov 2016||Terza rima (“When Hope Is Not Easy”)|
|Oct 2016||Ekphrastic poems (“Flip a Coin”)|
|Sep 2016||Clogyrnach poems (“Monarch”)|
|Aug 2016||Ekphrastic poems|
|Jul 2016||Poems inspired by a Kay Ryan poem (“House for Sale”)|
|Jun 2016||Harpy poems|
|Apr 2016||“Channel-Hopping Through Grasshopper Reality TV”|
|Feb 2016||Poem Inspired by a Picasso Sculpture (ugh)|
|Jan 2016||Crown sonnet (on the periodic table)|
|Nov 2015||Ekphrastic poems|
|Sep 2015||Found poems|
|Aug 2015||Classified haiku|
|Jul 2015||Inspired by e.e. cummings’ poems|
|Mar 2015||Sestinas (Lord have mercy)|
|Feb 2015||Villanelles on hidden things|
|Jan 2015||Triolets on beginnings (And I posted an extra one here.)|
For more poetry fun, go visit the Poetry Friday Roundup with Bridget at Wee Words for Wee Ones. She has such a warm and personal post about the Poetry Friday community–don’t miss it.