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Long Ekphrasis Poems

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Premium Member Fishing Boats On The Beach at Les Saintes

           Fishing Boats On The Beach at Les Saintes - Marie’s-de-la-Mer


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Categories: beach, boat, fishing,
Form: Ekphrasis

Premium Member What Fascinates Me

                            art inspires me, Van Gogh fascinates me! 

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Categories: art, sky, stars,
Form: Ekphrasis
Premium Member Helen Steiner Rice
She breathes joy into poetry
Lighting the way for you and me
Her words color hearts in gentleness
Whispering peace through the spirit
Reminding us all that we have One
Who is willing to strengthen and calm
Reassure our hearts, souls...

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Categories: appreciation, beautiful, faith, inspirational, poetry, poets, write,
Form: Ekphrasis
Premium Member The Sirens and Ulysses, Etty 1837 aka a poem about a painting about part of a poem
Inspired by The Sirens and Ulysses, oil painting by William Etty.

The painting depicts a scene from Homer's epic "The Odyssey," where the hero Ulysses (aka Odysseus) orders his crew to tie him to the mast...

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Categories: art,
Form: Ekphrasis
Premium Member Nocturne Opus 9 number 1
This hasn't quite worked, so I'll have to revisit it. I listened to Chopin Opus 9 number 1 for inspiration and got lots of sprawling thoughts. I tried to put them into a Rondeau Redoublé...

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Categories: art,
Form: Ekphrasis

different strokes of a feather ?
Picture me this all colors and hues                            ...

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© John Beam  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: allegorywords, journey, together, perspective,
Form: Ekphrasis
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 five years
Bone cancer eating his limbs
Unable to walk, this beautiful...

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Categories: beauty, introspection, love, sad, science, universe,
Form: Ekphrasis
Texas Rainbows Flicker A Lilibonelle
North Richland Hills grew a rainbow I wanted to hold in my hand
Wand for wishing I don’t know what to reach-ask for?
Plethora is sunshine below the bow along your Texas land
Donned a different approach—your rainbow...

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Categories: faithinternet, rainbow,
Form: Ekphrasis
Ethereal Egg
Might it be a pool or wishing well
with rainbow ripples round it wound
within an enchanted cosmic dell
of a fabulous world newfound—

or perhaps a spacetime passageway
that tunnels through regions yonder
to place where poets come out to...

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Categories: animal, humanity, imagery, imagination, nature, space, stars,
Form: Ekphrasis
Poems' collection

It’s time
It’s time of thought.
The Love discovers
Secret paths 
And “she’s guided to the dream”.

It’s time of beautiful… 
The Love conquers 
The summit of Olympus
Emotion plays pleasantly.

It’s the time of union…
The Love gathers...

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Categories: love,
Form: Ekphrasis
Butterfly Dream

I had a dream that I was a butterfly
winged iridescent; my life would flutter by
as I was dreaming a dream of a dream of
my own lepidopteron being above.

Hither and thither I flightily flitted,
or so it...

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Categories: beauty, dream, image, inspiration, space, stars, wisdom,
Form: Ekphrasis
Premium Member Hopper's Automat Expressed Poetically and Abstract
Inspired by the painting Automat by Edward Hopper in 1927.

The painting shows a lone woman sat at automated restaurant table.

Viewing the painting will enhance the poem.

Centre stage yet unseen, star still observable when no longer...

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Categories: art,
Form: Ekphrasis
Premium Member Medicine - Klimt
just drink from the cup
as the river of oblivion flows
some try to stand in stagnant waters
others cocooned by the edges
seeking a cure from the inevitable

I see everything
a whole journey crystal clear
these seconds of clarity won't...

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Categories: angst,
Form: Ekphrasis
Premium Member Girl With A Pearl Earring

"Girl with a Pearl Earring" is an oil painting by Dutch Golden Age painter Johannes Vermeer, dated c. 1665. Going by various names over the centuries, it became known by its present title towards the...

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Categories: girl, muse,
Form: Ekphrasis
Eyes, in such a way, that some strange virture, some everlasting release
Was imparted to he. A strange bargain indeed; to resist the gods and to please
Satan in his rebellioin from all that was natural, yet...

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Categories: angel, anger, aubade, bird, chocolate, christian, cousin,
Form: Ekphrasis
Canabils and the Antidote
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 galaxy. While mining pubier,(an alloy used to make rods in...

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Categories: appreciation, art, betrayal, bullying, business, celebration, character,
Form: Ekphrasis
Cinderella's Starry Night
Winds hustling pass the speed limit. 
Trees whispering gossip; 
obviously a scandalous myth. 

She stares up into the copper brown walls. 
Resting, but not relaxing, in a bed of straws. 
Her long golden hair nesting...

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Categories: art, blue, fantasy, freedom, irony, princess, youth,
Form: Ekphrasis
Premium Member Nostalgia

Calm, cool mornings
Blessed with sunlight’s whisper,
Birds crooning softly in the distance,
Breathless dewdrops sliding hastily over
A petal, treasuring the promise of rain,
Hesitating then pouring down from heaven
In pails of beating BBs, little treasures
Telling of the adventures…...

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Categories: nostalgia,
Form: Ekphrasis
Butterfly Reverie
Is it a butterfly out in the blue,
poised in its daintily delicate flight—
nebula N G C six three oh two—
offering rhymers a poem to write?

In our galaxy, that is the Way Milky,
with structure bipolar in...

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Categories: dream, fantasy, imagery, imagination, sky, space, stars,
Form: Ekphrasis
Premium Member Cezanne's The Basket of Apples
it's all about perspective
            illusion held in place, solidly
       visually suggestive of reality
   who are you...

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Categories: art,
Form: Ekphrasis
a truly scrumptious feast
My eyes are glued
I take in every detail
His sea	
His sky
His movement 
I hear the sounds
Pervade the air
As if myself
As if I’m there
I’m standing back
So much to see
It gently pulls 
I stand within
A bystander 

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Categories: appreciation, art, sea, tribute,
Form: Ekphrasis
Premium Member The Scream

I hear her 
When, in stillness – peace,
She surrounds me with her promises,
Light, mist on the morning, hope
Lifting away all the doubt, the darkness
With a feeling, a soul stirring scream

I hear her
Beating, in rhythm –...

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Categories: appreciation, art,
Form: Ekphrasis
“The heaventree of stars” (in Ulysses as said Joyce)
“hung with humid nightblue fruit” (ah that Bloomian voice)
could evoke a masterpiece the world has come to know,
The Starry Night, so treasured now, by Vincent van Gogh…


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Categories: analogy, art, creation, fantasy, imagery, space, stars,
Form: Ekphrasis
Viewing the crucifixion scene capturing my soul 
I'm glued to the vital character bearing the painting's essence  
Staring at His image, my mind is gripped with Scripture verses
Unraveling momentous event in history - spiritual...

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Categories: appreciation, christian, devotion, faith, god, jesus, spiritual,
Form: Ekphrasis
Adonta ta mele
Running cracks of lead flaked paint, spiders across the front door like a grandfather's
Its hinges squeal from years of inattention and forgotten maintenance
Floor boards moan a song of dismemberment and forgotten age
While musty gloom...

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© Ian Horn  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: artlove, space,
Form: Ekphrasis