Throwback Thursday : favourite 10 poems of Alun Robert out of hundreds featured in The Ekphrastic Review
Youth, by Rosalind Adam
In just three sharply crafted tercets, this poem provides a stark warning to depart Czechoslovakia before Nazi intrusion.
The Great Wave Off Kanagawa, by Lizzie Ballagher
Rhythm and majesty of the great wave are embodied in every stanza of this great poem.
James Turrell Has Seen the Light, by Kathy Gibbons
Lovely interpretation in this poem of crepuscular illusions at twilight.
Unmade Bed, by Kyle Laws
Marvellous texture and depth of shadow in the sheets are carried effortlessly through this poem.
The Keepers, by Miriam O’Neal
Imagination in this poem runs riot complimenting the bleakness of rural Ireland.
Listen To My Words, by Stephen Poole
Beautifully delivered poem encapsulating a delicate balance in Mother’s tender voice while remaining a protective parent.
Out Of Questions, by Kerfe Roig
This abstract poem seems to spar with the painting by proffering unanswerable questions.
Kharites Lost, by Zac Thraves
Elegance, mirth and beauty of the marble statue are encompassed in this evocative poem.
Painted by a Drunk in Gumboots, by Mercedes Webb-Pullman
Insightful poem packed full of instruction on how to appreciate the depths of the painting, or does it?
Knife Angel, by Kate Young
Just like the 100,000 confiscated knife statue, this salutary poem pays solemn tribute to those injured or killed in escalating knife crime.
This week's Throwback Thursday was a selection by Alun Robert.
Alun Robert is a prolific creator of lyrical free verse. He has achieved success in poetry competitions across the British Isles and North America. His work has been published by many literary magazines, anthologies and webzines in the UK, Ireland, Italy, South Africa, Kenya, USA and Canada. Since 2018, he has been part of The Ekphrastic Review community particularly enjoying the fortnightly challenges. He is a member of the UK Poetry Society, Mid-Kent Stanza, Rye Harbour Nature Reserve Poetry Group and the Federation of Writers Scotland for whom he was a Featured Writer in 2019.
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