Prompt April 12 2020

Summer Evening on the River By Swetlana Hasenjäger (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

Let’s write an ekphrastic poem today. Just in case anyone is unfamiliar with the concept, here’s the definition of Ekphrastic Poetry from Poetry Foundation.

“Description” in Greek. An ekphrastic poem is a vivid description of a scene or, more commonly, a work of art. Through the imaginative act of narrating and reflecting on the “action” of a painting or sculpture, the poet may amplify and expand its meaning.

Write a poem based on the image above.

As usual, you can post your poem here if you like. You will need a password. Write to theliterarynest@gmail.com if you need the password.

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