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Best Ekphrasis Poems

Below are the all-time best Ekphrasis poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of ekphrasis poems written by PoetrySoup members


Laminated Love
LAMINATED LOVE

Frozen flames pressed 
between each page; 
suddenly, I felt each passing note.
The painting on the wall began to breathe	
gently the same colors repeated life....

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Categories: beautiful, desire, imagination, soulmate,



Your Smile Sends Me

You were sly with your wanton  stare 
How you seduced me with only a look
Neither classic nor found in any  book
Unique to you it...

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Categories: art,

Waterloo Bridge
In London fog, the river stills.
In silver sleep, it cools and fills
with cobalt mist as dawn unfolds;
above the Thames, the sun bleeds gold.
Into the haze,...

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Categories: art, beauty,

Premium Member Abbi of Bacabi
She left one day, her Kiowa village
And stood proudly in the sun
Beneath the Tabletop Mountains 
And walked among the golden sea
Of waving grass, fearless and...

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Categories: art,

Premium Member Plato and Socrates
Dramatic prose for the pompous asses
I throw my Platos at you
If you come any closer
I will Socrates you right in the nose
Demands, demands!!!! The clowns...

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Categories: appreciation, beauty, humorous, ireland,

Premium Member WE, NASTY WOMEN
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Categories: allegory, history, political,

Premium Member Lemon Afternoon
The incendiary wick
of a lemon afternoon
flickers in the lime lagoon
as sunset breathes fire,
tangerine scorching
lilting melon waters
until incandescence
drowns in dusk's indigo 
and coconut hills rise
to cerulean...

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Categories: color, imagery, sunset,

Premium Member Absinthe Leaves
In the firmament of trees
October's eye
looks down in cruel azure
on summer's absinthe leaves,
flocking like survivors
to a mortal haven.
Autumn's blood magma
creeps through leaves
bequeathing fire 
and brittle...

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Categories: autumn, imagery, sky, tree,

Premium Member A Depiction Of One Artist And His Starry Night




Vincent Van Gogh~Starry Night
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a precarious world of indecision

a dark pallet of light

this brilliant depiction , it does scream , it cries out

blues and yellows swirl...

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Categories: art, confusion, life, loss,

Premium Member Springtime By Monet
One nail goes in my barren wall, to bring the spring alive
I can almost hear the birds that greet, in morning's gold sunrise
There is a...

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Categories: art, spring,

Premium Member Table for One
Insistent starkness claims a leafless day
Where morning breaks with silent calm and dread
The slope of field is framed, behind the glass
reveals a fallen tree, with...

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Categories: artautumn, lonely, morning,

Premium Member Wrapped in Colors
*Inspired by photo

As the sun sinks behind the hills
Color tints snow, where all is still
A bright sky ends a winter day
Into the night, leading the...

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Categories: appreciation, beauty, color, sunset,

Premium Member Bird of Prey
A cerulean heron
perches in cloisonne
among jade shoots
of a topaz tree
as shadows of platinum fish
undulate in silence
of teal waters.
The tableau of moonstone,
fulgid in azure sky,
hovers in...

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Categories: bird, imagery,

Premium Member Hickory Sunrise
The morning's first cup is sweetest, rich and hot, 
as I look through my kitchen window at the hickory.

The low branches will come off first.

Once...

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Categories: autumn, childhood, imagery, nostalgia,

Premium Member She Weeps for Summer
In autumn's brisk crimson
she weeps for summer.
September courts her
with scarlet and fire,
but xanthic plains
and sun's saffron blush
on cobalt lakes
stain her cheeks.
She'll sleep
in winter's bereft cloister,
the...

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Categories: autumn, imagery, summer,

Premium Member The Greatest Generation
Wise to emulate
 
“The Greatest Generation”
 
Depression Era
 
Hard times faced with dignity
 
Heroes rose from common men
 
 
 
*Entry for Brian’s Ekphrasis contest....

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Categories: people

Premium Member The Camp of the Dead Children
Emily of three years
Leukemia eating her soul
Her bald head, made her smile wider
Please mummy do not cry
I will hug you even after I die

Tommy of...

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Categories: beauty, introspection, love, sad,

Premium Member Introspection On Toast
There once was a picture that wormed itself into my reverie
On a gray, cloudy morning, whilst it was raining and cold.
In this one picture were...

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Categories: food, introspection, life, simile,

Premium Member haiga - Enigmatic Moment
C          R           O
a   ...

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Categories: art

Premium Member Ekphrasis 12 Line Max
New Year’s Eve

I need to feel the trade winds blow
To know they have my heart in tow,

Here in the twilight of this hour
I feel the...

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Categories: nature, new year,

Premium Member Black Sunday {Personification in Couplet form}
I was as high as the eyes could see
A giant dark cloud of pure misery

I seemed to roll as one with the wind
A giant black...

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Categories: death, family, health, history,

Premium Member - NATURE'S PSALMS - 1
NATURE'S PSALMS

Is Beethoven's ensemble fairer than nature's psalms?
Amidst a crowning sun: ears and eyes are drugged,
drenched with tender notes, orchestrated by greens,
inhale deep, the aromatic...

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Categories: beautiful, bird, imagery, inspirational,

Premium Member You Gotta Have Heart
Tag words: advertising, bebop, bird, bottle, Charlie 
Parker, Coca-Cola, Cole Porter, Dizzy Gillespie,
door, flag, heart, jazz, light bulb, Louis Armstrong,
Miles Davis, palette, Pepsi Cola, pluralism...

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Categories: art,

A Beautiful Woman
A BEAUTIFUL WOMAN 

Her face was a constellation of perfections 
She was ravishing; beautiful beyond condemnation. 
Her voice was like many water 
Yet, it's coo...

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Categories: beautiful, inspirational, success, uplifting,

Sacrificial Lamb
Not all news of its existence brings joy – 
a heartbeat is denied the trumpets
instead, news is shared in long drawn 
out breaths with eyes...

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© KP Nunez  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: abortion, anxiety, betrayal, lust,