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2021 April PAD Challenge: Day 18

Write a poem every day of April with the 2021 April Poem-A-Day Challenge. For today's prompt, write an ekphrastic poem.

Every three days, we're 10% closer to finishing this challenge, so we'll be at 60% after today's poem. Not sure if that's a good thing or bad thing, but it's a thing...a math thing.

(Click here to check out all the 2021 April prompts.)

For today's prompt, write an ekphrastic poem. An ekphrastic poem is one in which the poet writes a poem based on another work of art, whether that's a painting, photograph, sculpture, mixed media, or other piece of art.

So maybe you have a piece of art in mind that you'd like to use as your inspiration. If you're not sure, just Google one of these phrases: "contemporary paintings," "contemporary sculpture," or "contemporary mixed media" and click on the Images tab at the top of the page. You'll be provided with plenty of ekphrastic possibilities.

Remember: These prompts are springboards to creativity. Use them to expand your possibilities, not limit them.

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Here’s my attempt at an Ekphrastic Poem:

"le champ de mars"

the green man hovers over paris with her
& speaks only with his mind as she coos
at the bird below them in the twilight
flowers spreading like fire & like children

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