Believe it or not, we’ll be 20% of the way through this challenge after today’s poem. It amazes me how quick the month flies by every year.
For today’s prompt, write an ekphrastic poem. An ekphrastic poem is a poem inspired by art. You can pick your own favorite piece of art if you wish. Or you can use one of the examples below:
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Here’s my attempt at an Ekphrastic Poem:
The first is often the worst,
but there’s usually more
feeling, more stealing other’s
ideas. Why do we bother
taking that first leap of faith
when we know it will not stay
in our greatest hits? Maybe
it’s because we have baby
demons pulling us off cliffs
& we must consider if
we don’t create, then who will?
After all, if we are still
alive, we might as well strive
to let all our visions thrive.
There’s a boat on the river,
and my faith is a shiver.
Robert Lee Brewer loves April, especially this year, because the challenge has been a little more his speed. And speaking of speed (or lack of speed), he’s been running this month in addition to breaking lines. It’s been nice to get up each morning, write a few lines, and run a few miles.
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