Shivering in the Church Yard
She began skipping
church, afraid to watch
his reach growing
This poem was written for the Surprise Challenge, ekphrastic poetry from Canadian paintings.
Alarie’s latest poetry book, Waking on the Moon, contains many poems first published by The Ekphrastic Review.
7/1/2017 02:48:17 pm
Love this poem. So powerful.
7/1/2017 03:46:44 pm
Another beautiful poem from Alarie. I love how she visually stretched the words to extend the length of the shadow then condensing them as his reach grew shorter.
7/3/2017 09:32:16 am
Agreed, Tammy! And thanks for discussing the structure of the poem on the page; I love learning about things like that. Alarie, beautifully done!
Shirley A Goetz
7/1/2017 04:29:11 pm
Beautiful. Alarie, you can say so much in a very few words.
7/2/2017 12:25:23 am
I love how Alarie's poetry makes me see a painting in a whole new way and captures its essence.
7/3/2017 05:47:38 pm
Alarie's words combined with the picture caused a shiver down my spine as I sensed the woman's fear.
7/2/2022 03:31:28 am
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