Day 14, Ekphrastic Challenge

Inspired by BB14, OvP14, and SarahFM14’s “Strawberry Stars”

Strawberry Stars

When dawn kisses night
and tucks downy covers
around strawberry stars,
listen for the song

faint at first, a quiver of light
through the window,
but carrying
every syllable ever uttered
every note ever sung–
violet light turned rose
then dandelion bright,
time-shifted, space-scattered
lines that travel as paired parallels,
sparkling and shadowed. Constant couples
waiting like fruit to be consumed.

For Paul Brookes’ Poetry Month Ekphrastic Challenge. Please see the art and other poetic responses here.

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