Here is one poem from Thinking Inside the Box, an ekphrastic collection of poetry by Portly Bard inspired by the mixed media works of TER editor Lorette C. Luzajic. You can get this full colour print book at Amazon by clicking on the image below, or get a digital copy at the end of this post. If you are unable to support us, but would like to read the book, we want to support you and we will send you a free digital copy. Please send an email request to theekphrasticreview at gmail dot com with "BOX BOOK" in the subject line. Many thanks for reading this/these!
Portly Bard: Old man. Ekphrastic fan.
Prefers to craft with sole intent
of verse becoming complement...
...and by such homage being lent...
ideally also compliment...
Ekphrastic joy comes not from praise
for words but from returning gaze
far more aware of fortune art
becomes to eyes that fathom heart
Thinking Inside the Box- the Undrawn Art of Poet's Heart
Thinking Inside the Box- the Undrawn Art of Poet's Heart is a collaboration of words by Portly Bard inspired by the 12x12" signature square artworks of Lorette C. Luzajic. It is a full colour file featuring the art, the poetry, as well as a dialogue between Portly Bard and Lorette on ekphrasis, writing, and looking at art.
The Ekphrastic Review
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