2020 April PAD Challenge: Day 9

Write a poem every day of April with the 2020 April Poem-A-Day Challenge. For today's prompt, write an ekphrastic poem.
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Write a poem every day of April with the 2020 April Poem-A-Day Challenge. For today's prompt, write an ekphrastic poem.

For today’s prompt, write an ekphrastic poem. An ekphrastic poem is one that's inspired by a work of art, whether that's a painting, photograph, sculpture, or some other creation. I've included five ekphrastic prompts below. Look them over and choose one (or more) to prompt your poem today.

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Ekphrastic Prompt #1

Ekphrastic Prompt #2

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Ekphrastic Prompt #3

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Ekphrastic Prompt #4

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Ekphrastic Prompt #5

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Remember: These prompts are just springboards; you have the freedom to jump in any direction you want. In other words, it's more important to write a new poem than to stick to the prompt.

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Re-create Your Poetry!

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Revision doesn’t have to be a chore–something that should be done after the excitement of composing the first draft. Rather, it’s an extension of the creation process!

In the 48-minute tutorial video Re-creating Poetry: How to Revise Poems, poets will be inspired with several ways to re-create their poems with the help of seven revision filters that they can turn to again and again.

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Here’s my attempt at an Ekphrastic Poem:

"Kin"

Let us wander, near and far,
through the window of our
spaced out minds clasped

in our hands like the sands
of time. We want to push
and shove and touch, to

feel alive and full of life,
but this lonely path we take
cuts us like a rusty knife.

Yet, here we breathe and
watch and wait and hope
that others contemplate

the distance between our
kindred hearts beating
across this shared art.

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