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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 CLERIHEW ecphrasis XV
The talented Sandro truth to tell painted a naked lady on a shell T'was the 'Birth of Venus' fro. Ovid's story filled full of allure & allegory ...Read the rest...
Categories: art,
Form: Ekphrasis



Premium Member CLERIHEW ecphrasis XIV
Gold plated is Kilmt's'Der Kuss'* with Gustav rated an artistic 'plus' in the style Vienna Secession a vauableb painting so full of passion ...Read the rest...
Categories: art,
Form: Ekphrasis
Premium Member CLERIHEW ecphrasis XIII
Oskar loved Alma's feminine charms painted himself entwined in her arms He entitled it 'Bride of the Wind'* Mahler/Kokoschka talents twinned. ...Read the rest...
Categories: art,
Form: Ekphrasis
Premium Member CLERIHEW ecphrasis XII
XII The wife of del Giocondo made famous by artist leonardo Da Vincin'Mona Lisa'* with such style so demure with an enigmatic smile ...Read the rest...
Categories: art,
Form: Ekphrasis
Premium Member Black Square Kazimir Malevich 1915
when you are soaked wet through ¿is that the bones of you visible? do we need to get closer take everything...Read the rest...
Categories: art,
Form: Ekphrasis



Premium Member CLERIHEW ecphrasis XI
Diezma's Still life 8 yards long entitled 'Bodegon del Limon* visual genesis of the past suspended animation to last&last...Read the rest...
Categories: art,
Form: Ekphrasis
Premium Member Boreas by John William Waterhouse 1902 Oil on Canvas
It’s not that I am languid, more that I am chagrined. So disappointed to be met by this dreadful north wind. I am on my way to see him, and I will look so disheveled. I am convinced...Read the rest...
Categories: wind,
Form: Ekphrasis
Premium Member CLERIHEW ecphrasis X
Edward Hopper so realistic with art hauntingly mistique Scernes so ful of paradox 'Automat' *ticks this particular box...Read the rest...
Categories: art,
Form: Ekphrasis
Premium Member CLERIHEW ecphrasis IX
August Macke German Expessionist clearly an 'art enigmatist' 'Lady in green'* an example thereof full of wistfulness of a lost love...Read the rest...
Categories: art,
Form: Ekphrasis
Premium Member Edvard Munch, Melancholy Man and the Mermaid
hear me out or don't it matters not ~ this recall isn't due to promises ...Read the rest...
Categories: art,
Form: Ekphrasis
Premium Member CLERIHEW ecphrasis VIII
Vincent van Gogh colourist often with yellowed orange did insist In manic depressive mood swings this painting* was his last fling...Read the rest...
Categories: art,
Form: Ekphrasis
Premium Member CLERIHEW ecphrasis VII
Paul Gaugin simplicitiste also an art theorist He suggests painting from memory of 'plein air' was uncomplimentary...Read the rest...
Categories: art,
Form: Ekphrasis
Premium Member Edvard Munch, The Woman and the Bear
"show me your face" growls subside upon revelation does your countenance veil mine? I see beyond sight and temporality still full of sorrow, though drawn in indisputably realised in your embrace no knowledge of how long I'd been adrift but...Read the rest...
Categories: art,
Form: Ekphrasis
Premium Member The Sun, Edvard Munch
what percentage of the sun is madness ~ of the all consuming ...Read the rest...
Categories: art,
Form: Ekphrasis
Premium Member MIROISTA II
the spectacle overwhelms empty spaces stripped bare simplicity inspires objectivity lives immobile eloquent ...Read the rest...
Categories: art,
Form: Ekphrasis

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