Have An Ekphrastic Day!
In the garden of England with springtime arriving on cue
where my wallflowers flower twixt yellow and vermillion
next scented rose petals magenta through pink to white
while red admirals flutter en pursuit of their runway
as twin yellow-banded thorax bumble intent on pollen
to paint a long-awaited arrival of warmth and light when
The Ekphrastic Review tote, black and tactile arrived
from some Port Authority supplied by Zazzle of America
with capacity capable of transporting page upon page
of blank verse, sonnets, haiku, prose and their ilk while
on the front of the tote, an image that screams loud
of that typewriter I owned many decades ago on which
I crafted my first words of pseudo iambic pentameter
where meter was everything and rhyming de rigueur
for hour after hour developing my craft, or perhaps not
as I yearn for my yesterdays, moments, my dreams
recalling spasmodically, re-remembering ad nausea
being grateful for waking up at five every morning
rather than the alternative but in the meantime I will
Have An Ekphrastic Day! - so commandeth the tote.
Born in Scotland of Irish lineage, Alun Robert is a prolific creator of lyrical verse achieving success in poetry competitions in Europe and North America. His poems have featured in international literary magazines, anthologies and on the web. He is particularly inspired by ekphrastic challenges.
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