Day 7, Poetry Month Ekphrastic Challenge

In the Aftermath

A day of promise–
trees dressed in summer green
hug the street, where windows reflect
sun’s saffron beneath a violet sky.

A day of promise,
a promise you keep for yourself,
for humanity–
and when the fiery sun falls again
into the sea,
you are a hero,
left bound to suffer, wing-brushed,
torn apart every day,
you wake with promise and regret.

For Paul Brookes’ Poetry Month Ekphrastic Challenge. This one was inspired by all four images.
We’ve completed one week, and I think the art and responses so far are excellent. You can see today’s images and poems here.

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