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,
it takes hold
rooted, like a tree bearing witness
to your soul.
Inspired by all three images for today.
You sail the endless grey ocean,
a monochrome vista, the sea of despair
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
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!
Beautifully written poems, Merrill. Thank you for sharing.
Thank you so much for reading!
Beautiful imagery, Merril, and I like how the 🐺 appears in both poems!
Thank you very much. I wrote the first one–almost like a sketch, and then the second one popped into my head. 😊
I do like it when that happens 😊
These are some of my favorites of the month–I especially like the first one. A perfect distillation. (K)
Thank you very much! That one just came out pretty much like that. 😊
Reblogged this on The Wombwell Rainbow.
Thank you, Paul.
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 🙂
Thank you so much! The first one was an impression, like a quick sketch, and then I got the idea for the second one. 😊
The second poem is like a distillation of the thoughts begun in the first piece.
Yes–my mind saying on further thought. . .😊
It’s why we have minds…
I love how you’ve incorporated the imagery from the artwork. That lone sailboat in particular is very evocative.
Thank you so much, Liz!
You’re welcome, Merril
Thank you, Derrick.
I love the wolf one! Superb.
I also very much enjoyed the second 😉
Thank you very much!😊