My poem “(at the) end of the day” was among those chosen to accompany the painting “Fin de la Jornada”, by Emilio Boggio, at The Ekphrastic Review. You can see the artwork and read it, along with Merril Smith’s prose poem “Chromatic Scales” and the rest of those selected, here.
My thanks once again to editor Lorette C. Luzajic, and guest editor Janette Schafer, for supporting my work and the interaction between the visual and written arts.
My poem “Hallowed Be” is among the responses to Goya’s “El Conjuro” posted today at The Ekphrastic Review.
As it’s Draw a Bird Day, I’ve enlisted the newly returned birdlings for my collage response (along with some actual birds and the moon).
You can see Goya’s painting and read my poem, and all the other responses, here. My thanks to editor Lorette Luzajic for once again including my work in this bi-weekly challenge
My untitled response to Henry Darger is among those posted today at the Ekphrastic Review. His work is a rich source for collage as well as words.
Natalie Merchant was inspired to produce a haunting song about him.
What do we really know about anyone else? Darger’s work is a testament to how much is always hidden from view. You can read about Henry Darger here.
And you can read my poem, and all the other responses, here. My thanks to editor Lorette Luzajic for once again including my work in this bi-weekly challenge.
“Silence is so accurate”—Mark Rothko
I was pleased to be included with Ken Gierke at rivrvlogr in the responses to Mark Rothko’s untitled painting with my poem “Through the Window”.
I did two paintings and one collage in response to Rothko’s painting. His work looks simple–“a child could do it”–but it is filled with possibilities if you take the time to look.
stillness is white
silence is black
repression is red
Paul’s Poetry Playground coincidentally featured an invented poetry form called “The Rothko” this week, so I’ve attempted two of those as well, loosely based on the quote, above.
white is before
red is during
black is after
You can see Rothko’s painting, and read all the responses to it, here. Thanks to editor Lorette Luzajic, as always, for featuring my work.
My poem “Benediction” was among the responses to the painting “El Purgatorio”, by Cristobal Rojas, posted on The Ekphrastic Review last week. You can see the painting (which inspired the collage above) and read all the poems here.
Thanks to guest editor Janette Schafer for providing the visual inspiration and choosing my work, and to Ekphrastic Review editor Lorette C. Luzajic for her continued support for the interaction between the visual and written arts.
I wrote a few poems for this challenge, as I found Rojas’ painting to be full of questions. Here’s another one:
On the Edge (of)
The warmth is
sweet, tempting—it calls
on us for
dreams to fill expectations,
push away the void,
the black hole
waiting, waiting, hungry for
the secrets we hide–
only ourselves, a
lifetimes left behind–
what is out
side is indistinct,
no stars guide
us—just the cries of the lost,
telling us to fly.
My poem, “Interrogation”, is posted today as part of a sequence of poems inspired by the painting “In Equipoise”, by Teresa Vito. My thanks to guest editor Kyle Laws for selecting my work.
You can read it and see the original painting here.
My poem, “Out of Questions” is one of the responses to Miro’s painting, “Hors du Cercle”, posted today at The Ekphratic Review. You can see the painting (which inspired my collage), and read all the responses, here.
My thanks to editor Lorette C. Luzajic for selecting my poem.