The art and poems of this week’s Throwback Thursday give readers a chance to slow down and reflect on all that is good in our hearts, dreams and memories. May your month be full of joy, warmth and solace!
Haiku, by Kitty Jospe
A haiku for the season—full of depth and feeling.
Laura Ann and Her Papaw Brumleve Eat Bean Soup, by Brian A. Salmons
Like a childhood memory: “A meal square as quilts.”
The Old Towns, by Mark Danowsky
A snowy landscape by John Folinsbee inspired this poem: “A tiered expanse to reflect on birth.”
Outside the Walls, by Ed Gold
A poem like something out of a dream inspired by a beautiful painting by Linda Fantuzzo.
why I didn’t marry the drummer, by Marjorie Maddox
From the painting Jazz Elegy by Lorette C. Luzajic and from the first line to the last, this poem held me tight and lifted me up.
Picasso’s Blue Guitarist, by Tricia Knoll
I love this poem, especially this line: “She kept a bottle of Glenlivet under the skirts of her bed and wore cowboy boots.”
Following the Light, by Julie L. Moore
Like a summertime wish, this poem made me feel free and wide open.
The Tie That Binds, by Charlie Rossiter
Inspired by The Horizon by Rene Magritte: “I’m getting lost in the vastness”
There are almost eight 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 Marjorie Robertson shares some favourites with us on a monthly basis. 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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