Day 6 Ekphrastic Challenge

Inspired by images by SaraFM6 and OVP6

Now and Before

Massive blue-winged birds swoop
yellow tips to paint the sky
magenta, fuchsia, orange, and
indigo, but

I remember the moon,
perched between branches,
a negative image,
silver against the shadowed boughs,
a smile awaiting dawn.

For Paul Brookes’ Poetry Month Ekphrastic Challenge. You can see the art and read the poems here.

26 thoughts on “Day 6 Ekphrastic Challenge

  1. Interesting play on “negative image,” as it brings to mind the negative of a film image and what connotations it might have these days. I enjoyed the juxtaposition of the two stanzas, life in color and life in black-and-white. Both have their beauty and their place.

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