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Ekphrasis Poems | Examples of Ekphrasis Poetry

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List of Ekphrasis Poems

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Premium Member Poem VISUAL ART nette onclaud Ekphrasis art, color,
Up Against Grass Susan Zinn Ekphrasis inspiration,
Premium Member Poem Sahara Moon Dale Gregory Cozart Ekphrasis color, imagery,
Premium Member Poem IN A WORD a happening Brian Strand Ekphrasis poets,
Premium Member Poem Cherry Blossoms Dale Gregory Cozart Ekphrasis color, imagery, spring,
Premium Member Poem Hickory Sunrise Dale Gregory Cozart Ekphrasis autumn, childhood, imagery, nostalgia,
Premium Member Poem Midnight Mosque Dale Gregory Cozart Ekphrasis color, imagery, night,
Premium Member Poem And For A Moment I Take Your Hand Rick Parise Ekphrasis art, beauty, inspirational, longing,
Premium Member Poem Lilac Dusk Dale Gregory Cozart Ekphrasis color, imagery, winter,
Premium Member Poem Wedding Celebration Dale Gregory Cozart Ekphrasis color, imagery, nature, rain,

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Lemon Afternoon
by Dale Gregory Cozart
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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Winter's Pewter Ghost
by Dale Gregory Cozart
Like an eye through a keyhole
the moon's eclipse obfuscates
sun's white incandescence,
turns the solstice to morgue-gray.

As mist rises from a charcoal lake
laced with ice's torn edges
minions...

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The Sea's Coy Lover
by Dale Gregory Cozart
I float in an aquamarine idyll; 
a bird soaring in shallows 
while hearing translucent echoes,
hovering pastel ripples
reminiscent of cobalt depths 
carried on shy currents
to an...

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Desert Paint
by Dale Gregory Cozart
The two-lane road stretches
through a shimmering glaze
to the horizon, passing
smokestacks of mesas spewing
clay and maize in vaporous mass.

I hear the sibylline whisper of rain 
through...

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The Orchid Moon and I
by Dale Gregory Cozart
The orchid moon and I look in kind
at the dimpled ocean's
aubergine plain, meandering thought's
violet caves.  I've lost my way
in the lavender vortex 
of a...

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Bronze Oceans
by Dale Gregory Cozart
My schooner eases
into the tiger claw
that an umber peninsula
juts seaward.
The carnelian bay 
beckons like honey
as I aim
for twilight's tangerine
and sun's waning citrine
in amber haze.
Papaya clouds...

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Parthenon at Midnight
by Dale Gregory Cozart
The harvest specter
of Artemis levitates
in midnight sky
beyond a temple's frail bones.

Her aura imbues the marrow
as haunted zephyrs breathe imperial runes
culled from quarries
in the scintillating saffron...

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Bird of Prey
by Dale Gregory Cozart
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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Desert Gloaming
by Dale Gregory Cozart
In the stray lavender of twilight
as cactis' spindled obelisks
brush spreading lapis sky
a honeyed sun 
holds tight
to desert crags
for a last glimpse
of fulgid sage
and adobe rainbow...

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Imperial City
by Dale Gregory Cozart
The storm erupted
from a charcoal-bruised sky
lashing spindles
of platinum rain
upon an emerald heath
tossed in trenchant wind.

Among the hedgerows and linden
the first spires emerged
like shoots from turned...

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A Flock of Crows
by Dale Gregory Cozart
Over lambent plains
of blond wheat,
braided spikes
rustling
in flaxen breeze,
a flock of crows
seesaws
like obsidian scythes
in cider firmament
under harvest sun's afternoon eye....

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An Umber Fisherman
by Dale Gregory Cozart
I, an umber fisherman,
hover
on this bamboo raft
like a dragonfly
over the aegean river.
The gods below
cast reflections
of their salmon sun, 
languid 
in orchid sky
before indigo palms 
and...

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Absinthe Leaves
by Dale Gregory Cozart
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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Passionate color
by Alexandria Lindsley
“Passionate Color” by Alex Lindsley
(Inspired by “Floral Masquerade” by Mikali Jones)
Their song.
Our song.
Them, marshmallow and fruity drinks, roaring wind.
Us, dust devils, whiskey, and mildew.
That, lime...

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Sistine Canopy
by Dale Gregory Cozart
Iridescent ivory beams
stream 
through trunks
lining the lane
as through stained glass.
Rubies and honey glow
in the leafy tempera
of a sistine oak canopy.
In the sable silence
of autumn's crisp...

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Canabils and the Antidote
by Allan Terry
in the year 2098 on the planet Julephia in the Huilinium Galaxy an element called Pubbius was found, generating interest from all points of the...

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She Weeps for Summer
by Dale Gregory Cozart
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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The Dragonfly
by Dale Gregory Cozart
The dragonfly
perches at the apex
of an amethyst foxglove,
tubular blooms
erect as trumpets.
A jeweled angel
pauses on an obelisk,
transparent
but for sun's shimmer
dancing on diaphanous wings,
until a feral gust
whisks...

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July's Sticky Air
by Dale Gregory Cozart
I fled the kiln
of the house
where ceramic floors
bake like focaccia bread.
My haven is a bench
in the shade of an oak,
praying for a breeze.
A bevy of...

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MONOKU EKPHRASIS 49
by Brian Strand
L S Lowry-
        his everyday...became everlasting...

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