Day 10, Ekphrastic Challenge, My poem: Wonders

Inspired by AWD10, “Harvest,” and GK10, “Double Rainbow over the Palm House, Botanic Park, Belfast”


A harvest field
turned van Gogh gold in autumn’s slant-light,
a gloomy sky
lightened with chromatic arcing—
reflection, refraction, the clarification by science,
but felt—felt!—
in a tickle, a taste, an expansion of the mind—
heart-touched in mystical reaction,
a response to the stardust we hold within?

I am once again participating in Paul Brookes’ April Ekphrastic Challenge. Each day, I will post my poem(s) here. You can see the art and read the other responses by going to Paul’s site here.

The artists are Gaynor Kane, John Phandal Law, and Anjum Wasim Dar. Thank you for your wonderful  and inspiring art! I am so enjoying the poetic responses to the art, too.

14 thoughts on “Day 10, Ekphrastic Challenge, My poem: Wonders

  1. I was wondering where the rainbow was (I went to Paul’s site though and saw it) but before I did that, I thought maybe it didn’t come through on my computer. Nevertheless, and nonetheplus, I felt the stardust 🙂

    • Thank you for reading, Susan, and sorry for the confusion. I’m doing this month-long challenge. All of the artwork (and the responses by all of the poets) will be on Paul’s site each day.

  2. You have such a way, Merril. You bring out so much in so few words (in this case). Van Gogh gold – I knew exactly what it was… lightened with chromatic arcing – what a lovely way to describe a rainbow! Sigh…

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