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Ekphrasis Poems

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Premium Member No Slant of Truth
You were so bright
that you knew

that what you
to do

when you decided
it's true

part of
the agreement

...Read More
Categories: ekphrasis, image,
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member VISIONS OF ACTUALITY pictures of Zechariah
the surrounded
          the overwhelmed
in an
    unbelieving world
     vision based distinctives
   &compelling perceptions
horns craftsmen artisans
     cleansed of iniquity
a measuring...Read More
Categories: christian, perspective,
Form: Ekphrasis
Premium Member BROTHERS THREE larger than life 1450
an English tragedy
    on the canvas of history
the goings-on
         of centuries past
         upon which
modern eyes are now cat

  young golden
...Read More
Categories: history,
Form: Ekphrasis
Premium Member PLANH a lamentation in verse
O Jerusalem
          before my eyes
          heartbreaking to see
my thoughts
     swirl&spiral in a typhoon     
...Read More
Categories: christian, places,
Form: Ekphrasis

"See for yourself"

It is obvious that even -if  only- we were to list the functions of the eyes,
we would need a lot of time to get to see....Read More
Categories: color, confusion, courage, creation, deep, dream, innocence,
Form: Ekphrasis

Premium Member Seeing You See
I am seeing you see
what you think was me
and you're seeing more
than you think you see

I am seeing you see
this soul waiting to see
another who sees more
than the essence of me

Within this image you see
this gaze confirms it is me
I...Read More
Categories: ekphrasis, gothic, riddle,
Form: Personification
Premium Member LITTLE SONGS of love
      as a tapestry
more enticing
in the dawnlight
        once rejected
       searching blindly
adorned with silver&gold
 a fragrance of anticipation
in this oasis of words

what joy...Read More
Categories: christian, eulogy, love,
Form: Ekphrasis
Premium Member Pacing Mind
Waiting, waiting, waiting, is this the thing to do?
Patience, patience, patience, am I the one for you?
Dreaming, dreaming, dreaming, is this how you are too?
Caution, caution, caution, am I afraid? Are you?

When it’s time to meet, will I move my...Read More
Categories: anxiety, emotions, hello, judgement, perspective, sometimes,
Form: Ekphrasis
Premium Member a POETIC bio

Alliteration,the starting place, alongside

cinquains,apace in time,crystalline

lanterne and rhyme.Inspiration drew forth

footle,broken monoku for a while short

imagist was my style.Sequenced longer

poems metamorphose within this crysallis

changing into ekphrasis.Open,and free to be,

as you see,structured prose poetry.With

cadence and pause,others hear my voice,

aural phrasis now...Read More
Categories: ekphrasis, people, poetry,
Form: Bio
Premium Member SONGS PT 1 pound tribute
half seen in the shadows
a film of images
monlit velvet. blue deep
a pale stone in the dark
a glitter of water:
the days end
   voices far afield

light of sunrise
   the stillness
a rainbow awakens
   more pleasure
  ...Read More
Categories: people, poetry,
Form: Ekphrasis
Premium Member SONGS pt2 pound tribute
hidden intentions
forseen      from afar
set in the dark
tracks in the stone
to posterity through cloisters
with empty streams
a desert
     of aged rivers
folds of nothingness
now run cold

treasures like rain
in abundance
customs...Read More
Categories: people, poetry,
Form: Ekphrasis
Premium Member SONGS pt 3 pound tribute
sincere reform with sensibility
given neutral
done with understanding:
curiousity    whatrever
made with grace
a metaphor of clarity
             to delight

our time remains as history
in silence
unity&felicity assemles
an approaching elegy
  ...Read More
Categories: people, poetry,
Form: Ekphrasis
Premium Member AFTERWORDS a tribute
   polished pipes
     a masquerade of smells
of rooms
that dress
cling to memory

   provide a screen
     ...Read More
Categories: people, poetry,
Form: Ekphrasis
Premium Member MEDITATIONS a tribute
waiting to retreat
   then turning courage
in a
     of change
to bravery

no longer deceived
    replaces remorse
& blessed
        by reason
riding the tide
the evening
 ...Read More
Categories: people, poetry,
Form: Ekphrasis
Premium Member CHOICES a frost tribute
from afar
    the dark flows
      before chance
   the call of love
   notices the sunlight
   feels its wonder

   behind a cloud
years of
...Read More
Categories: people, poetry,
Form: Ekphrasis
Premium Member OBSERVATIONS on the bridge
Hart Crane tribute

forsake our eyes
  in a lovers cry
    shadows sweep decends
   doubtful day:
a lie revealed
    now proved
first seen
in its fall
   on a cloud
    beyond desire

a...Read More
Categories: literature, people,
Form: Ekphrasis
Premium Member PRAYER of DESPAIR ash wednesday tribute
   of the mind
fold back
     upon itself
    yet within
    transcend language
   apparent contradictory
   a narrative
  ...Read More
Categories: christian, literature, people,
Form: Ekphrasis
Premium Member A Painted Portrait- by Theophile Hamel
a lone woman is painted 
her face stands out for me
she looks so heavenly
although she has been painted stiff
there are no flowing lines
no graceful strokes
but the artist has captured 
a deep sadness within her 
and her painted rosy cheeks
the artist...Read More
Categories: art,
Form: Ekphrasis
The last supper - Leonardo da Vinci

Throughout the ages myriad eyes meet in convergent gaze,
drawn to Him who calmed the storm,
who, even now, in face of death, shows calm serenity.
What men are these who gathered here,would seek to fully understand
these tokens, earthly and divine, the consecrated...Read More
Categories: art, christian,
Form: Ekphrasis
a Gaudier Brezeka tribute

             fits of enthusiasm
             great in promise
      ...Read More
Categories: art, august,
Form: Ekphrasis
Premium Member SAMUEL PALMER enriching the actual present
rumanative &
                  in gathering skies
...Read More
Categories: art,
Form: Ekphrasis
Premium Member FIRST viewing
flashes of light
               ...Read More
Categories: art, poetry,
Form: Ekphrasis
Premium Member LIVING IMAGES a pre raphaelite tribute
crowded canvasses
  the aim
a certain perfection 
in a fight
      against convention
  to open eyes
      in amazement

poetry depicted
      ...Read More
Categories: art, people,
Form: Ekphrasis
Premium Member FATE BY THE THROAT a Beethoven tribute
an immortal genius
     ventured to extremes
     to stun&shock
  precusive fanfars

radiant with humanity
         tenderly lyrical
...Read More
Categories: music, people,
Form: Ekphrasis
Premium Member IMAGINATION illumed
      in unusual forms
      impressions exhibited
of glass wire
         steel lead wood
looking to sea
by...Read More
Categories: appreciation, art,
Form: Ekphrasis

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