Day 25, Ekphrastic Challenge, My Poems, Rooted and The Journey

Inspired by GK25 Wolf and Witness Tree


Sometimes you can feel the air–
a wolf growl, a howl at the moon—
faint, like a pencil sketch,
but there

it takes hold
rooted, like a tree bearing witness
to your soul.

Inspired by all three images for today.

The Journey

You sail the endless grey ocean,
a monochrome vista, the sea of despair
surrounds you

the color of the grey wolf
that sheltered under the ancient tree
while you sat above, a young boy
hugged by its strong branches
and rocked gently by the wind
until awakened by dawn’s pulsating light

as now—
your ship illuminated in the canary yellow glow
flies into the peacock blue sky.

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!

24 thoughts on “Day 25, Ekphrastic Challenge, My Poems, Rooted and The Journey

  1. I’m having trouble catching up. Almost missed these! I like how you mesh the images together through the two poems, and how they move from impression to concrete and back again into fantasy. Gorgeous colours 🙂

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