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An ekphrasis poem is a form of poetry concerning itself with the visual arts, artistic objects, and/or highly visual scenes, but there is more to ekphrasis. What is ekphrasis in poetry (complete definition)?

Premium Member Van Gogh's Yellow House
Van Gogh's Yellow House On the corner of a cobblestone street, a yellow house stands, and nearby, a bistro to eat in, and a café where friends meet, are illuminated by a sulfur sun under a cobalt sky. A...Read More
Categories: art, history, perspective, tribute,
Form: Ekphrasis



Embracing Nature
A lonely small white cloud floating tardily Swallowed by the vast blue universe atmosphere; Moving from the east to west harmlessly. On the ground below a lively sauntering deer. A bright snowy mainstay flowers in full bloom Late summer chrysanthemum...Read More
Categories: nature,
Form: Ekphrasis
Premium Member backface
what face? his back we face an umbrella in space a splotchy coat embrace striped pants dark yellow and orange canopy his countenance red hat you see atmospheric happiness of blue powder, lavender and pink quintessential canvas of Peter Max pop artistry ...Read More
Categories: art,
Form: Ekphrasis
Premium Member Sometime a Swollen Heart Has to Cry- My SpokenWord-
words forth coming--...Read More
Categories: analogy, anxiety, how i
Form: Ekphrasis
Premium Member I Breathe Pure Life
Catch the sound of green petals echo the thoughts of my mind left with a weak feeling while gently waving your thumb lack of procrastination Amadeus Theme with...Read More
Categories: analogy, appreciation, life,
Form: Ekphrasis



Premium Member The Wanderer
Hey, sir! Why did you stop and look awhile? Amazed by flurry fleeting fog, or seeking sacrosanct solace behind the calming chiaroscuro of boundless beguiling beauty in front of you? Hey, sir! Will you look back at me awhile, and gaze upon my...Read More
Categories: appreciation, art,
Form: Ekphrasis
Premium Member Unmatchable Muse
* * * Now, once upon a summer dusk a lyric verse sublime an airy nothing fancied forth toot sweet in one fine rhyme, a fairy queen née Fancy who indwelled a tiny farm where...Read More
Categories: imagination,
Form: Ekphrasis
Premium Member Muse Unmatchable
* * * Now, once upon a summer dusk a lyric verse sublime an airy nothing fancied forth toot sweet in one fine rhyme, a fairy queen née Fancy who indwelled a tiny farm where...Read More
Categories: imagination,
Form: Ekphrasis
Premium Member Picnicking
Queen Fancy on a dewdrop sea to Pheasant Farm smooth sails, her fairy barge a gift of one wee handsome Prince of Whales, a purple petal lopped from off a lily of the Nile, the throne a...Read More
Categories: imagination,
Form: Ekphrasis
I hear MUSIC ancient Music
I The Reeds rest in water by faith You may recall Baby Moses' name Or you may forget the Prince of Egypt And his name, "Up from Reeds" THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS Also sings to and in the Weeds The Reeds...Read More
Categories: allegory, international, metaphor, music,
Form: Ekphrasis
Premium Member ANGEL OVER QUIET WATERS
Max painted the blush-blue sky the nest of grass and teal-still waters. Bursting from his vibrant paintbrush, a vision that appropriates the canvas. His hubris angel halo-crowned, the see-through wings - yellow, blue, red and pink clipped by the frame. The rosy...Read More
Categories: angel, art,
Form: Ekphrasis
Premium Member Van Gogh: Cafe Terrace At Night
from beyond his vibrant palette that bore all his lifelong scars is what I see beneath his sky and myriad of stars a scene inside a silhouette formed by the yellow light that hints at The Last Supper at that café in the night? ...Read More
Categories: art, symbolism,
Form: Ekphrasis
Premium Member FORGIVENESS
The word "martyr" comes originally from the ancient Greek legal term for "witness", for someone who gives testimony or evidence in a court of law. Jim Cain 2001 FORGIVENESS O’Neill depicts the passion of… ...Read More
Categories: art, christian, forgiveness,
Form: Ekphrasis
the vision
whispers, echoes, essence of tomorrow beckoning my soul. wisdom danced behind the calm, calamity of karma devastation arose, beneath a sullen rapture the knowledge, of madness came into view, offering nothing except a simple, notion that...Read More
Categories: literature, memory, visionary,
Form: Ekphrasis
Premium Member Vincent Van Gogh's Iris
Van Gogh 1893- 1890 a Dutch artist painted Iris (in oils) in 1890 during his self-imposed stay at the asylum ...Read More
Categories: art,
Form: Ekphrasis

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