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witt

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Ecphrasis
« on: November 20, 2007, 10:59 AM »
If Moses was willing and people were interested, we could do an Ecphrasis section here. Moses could post one of the really odd pictures that he finds and folks could write a poem that would enhance the art with a description of its essence. Bill finds the most intriguing artwork that I've ever seen, so if that sounds like something you would like to do, here's a good place for it. I was thinking maybe a new piece of art perhaps every week.

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Re: Ecphrasis
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2007, 08:29 AM »
I didn't hear anything from anyone, so I thought that I'd try to post a picture. This piece was untitled. It appeared to have a lot going for it from which to create a poem.

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Re: Ecphrasis
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2007, 10:10 PM »
Butterscotch Clouds

Grandma's kitchen
was full of
butterscotch clouds
and apricot dreams

Lucky me who got to
sop out the bowl-
finger painting fantasies
in the pudding

I felt it shelter to speak to you  ~Emily Dickinson

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Re: Ecphrasis
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2007, 05:13 AM »
Oh, this was wonderful, elise. I should have known that you'd come up with something fantastic. I was stumped.

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Re: Ecphrasis
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2007, 11:16 PM »
Eye-Opener

Caramel froth merrily swirls
'neath the wisps of steam
kissing my eyelids open.
Nothing rivals the high,
except perhaps a morning walk
with the squirrels.
Would that make coffee count
as vitamin C2?
Life isn't about waiting for the storms to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain.

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Re: Ecphrasis
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2007, 06:37 AM »
Yes, I believe it would. Good association with the painting.

I'm on my third cup, but it's not kissing my eyes open at all. Too much turkey leftovers! I slept like a log last night and now I can't wake up this morning.

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Re: Ecphrasis
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2007, 06:00 PM »
Swirling wind storms
Blowing from the outside in
Taking on unfamiliar forms
From a restless mind seeing no end.

All things are blown off center
And the normal is seen as ecdemomania
The Ecphrasis  of the mind is hindered
By this storm of dipsomania
Stop looking at the light. Instead, look at what is being illuminated by the light.

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Re: Ecphrasis
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2007, 06:26 AM »
I like that one, FRIEND! I guess you're back in Pooterville!

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« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2007, 02:10 AM »
Yup dear lady, I'm back. Let the games begin.
Stop looking at the light. Instead, look at what is being illuminated by the light.

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« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2007, 09:18 AM »
haha good one, FRIEND. dipsomania - its an interesting word. lets see if I can come up with any connotations...
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Re: Ecphrasis
« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2007, 10:59 AM »
It's the beginning of
the second week of her
self-proclaimed climb
back up on the wagon.

Standing in the glow
of the neon bar sign,
severe dipsomania
and indecision
overtakes her.
her mouth never felt drier
nor her hands quite so shaky.

It suddenly occurs to her that
It ain't so easy stayin dry.


(oops, wait a sec, does this  go here?  I just thought Friend's word was a fun one!)
I felt it shelter to speak to you  ~Emily Dickinson

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Re: Ecphrasis
« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2007, 07:13 AM »
It's ok with me, elise. I enjoyed it a lot!

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Re: Ecphrasis
« Reply #12 on: November 28, 2007, 10:34 AM »
Elise, you sure threw down the gauntlet , as you are wont to do.
I'm trying to lubricate the brain cells for the challenge.
Stop looking at the light. Instead, look at what is being illuminated by the light.

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Re: Ecphrasis
« Reply #13 on: November 29, 2007, 08:35 PM »
Her hair blows in the wind
light and darker brown together
it flows unrestrained
the freedom to be herself
her identity
unknown and unclaimed