Self Portrait (Alice Neel), by Ruth Bavetta
“I’m drawing close.
Tell me how to come ashore.”
To Possess the Desert, by Molly Nelson Regan
“…an attempt to organize the entropy of the desert."
Enter, by Shirley Glubka
“while a confident cat walks the gray and subtle surface of things…”
Les Mesdames du Sfat, by Ann Bar-Dov
“…we have stepped through a hole
where nothing is measured
in clicks of a clock.”
Casa Azuel, by Jane Frank
“… my deer, my pack of dogs cavorting
among pomegranate boughs…”
Prelude No. 4 in E minor, by Kate Young
“It is the moment before stone hits lake.”
Fathom, by Jay Jacoby
“… to submerge, to immerse ourselves in prairies
of wild celery and meadows of eelgrass…”
Pieter Breughel’s The Harvesters’ August, by Joseph Stanton
“His paused desires are the tight nutmeat
in the shell
of this moment.”
Cadmium Sea, by Mary Lou Buschi
“She lost her sight, her texture, her tone, her beginning, her middle, her end.”
Fin de la Jornada, by Marc Nieson
“… the silhouette of tomorrow
already on the horizon.”
Re-reading these brief quotes, I realize that taken together they create another wonderous web of meaning and allusion, in fact, another “prompt”.
Thank you for sharing your words, images, and yourself.
Barbara Ponomareff is a poet, writer, retired psychotherapist, unpublished translator, as well as an occasional painter of abstract acrylics. She started collecting art postcards in her early teens in Germany and has never stopped looking. Barbara joined the The Ekphrastic Review community in 2018 and has contributed stories and poetry along the way.
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