These writings, inspired by breathtaking art, break through our distracted busyness and unbelieving to remind us of our ability to hear other living things communicating with us and with each other. Enjoy!
José of Lisbon, by Sarah Kilgallon
The path is the way in this short, gorgeous piece: “But even that first night the path of stars never let him rest.”
Manzanita, by Robert Walton
With the phrases: “emerald wreathed fingers” and “its stolen treasure,” this poem is fascinating.
House Behind the Trees, 1906-07, by Barbara Crooker
This poem carries us all to “this house behind the blue trees” with joy and abandon.
Thomas Hart Benton Shows Me Where to Stand at the Edge of the Field, by Sara Judy
The title of this poem pulled me into the feelings of the poem.
Under the Trees, by Marion Starling Boyer
For the love and power of trees in this beautiful poem based on a painting by Edouard Vuillard: “muted beneath mature trees so content and well-behaved they reach decoratively to one another”
There are almost seven years worth of writing at The Ekphrastic Review. With daily or more posts of poetry, fiction, and prose for most of that history, we have a wealth of talent to show off. We encourage readers to explore our archives by month and year in the sidebar. Click on a random selection and read through our history.
Our occasional Throwback Thursday feature highlights writing from our past, chosen on purpose or chosen randomly. We are grateful that moving forward, Marjorie Robertson wants to share some favourites with us on a regular basis, monthly. With her help, you'll get the chance to discover past contributors, work you missed, or responses to older ekphrastic challenges.
Would you like to be a guest editor for a Throwback Thursday? Pick 10 or so favourite or random posts from the archives of The Ekphrastic Review. Use the format you see above: title, name of author, a sentence or two about your choice, or a pull quote line from the poem and story, and the link. Include a bio and if you wish, a note to readers about the Review, your relationship to the journal, ekphrastic writing in general, or any other relevant subject.
Put THROWBACK THURSDAYS in the subject line and send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let's have some fun with this- along with your picks, send a vintage photo of yourself too!
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