Tin Roof Alley Poets

Workout Room – Exercises for Your Brain, Rules & Forms – Game On! => Challenges - Contests => Ecphrasis - Poetry Challenge => Topic started by: daisyxo on January 16, 2015, 10:42 PM

Title: Ecphrasis -- New Picture
Post by: daisyxo on January 16, 2015, 10:42 PM
Any takers ... will return later with my attempt.


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Post by: elise on April 08, 2015, 05:14 AM
earth is out of room
top-heavy residences
cling to shaky ground
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Post by: daisyxo on August 05, 2016, 05:27 PM
a work in progress ... haven't written anything in a very long time!


Room at the Top

Crumbling walls, shifting rooftops,
creature comforts and cluttered minds,
home improvements, life ever changing,
slide on over to the other side.

Crowded memories, elite new standing,
There’s room at the top if you reach for the sky,
Strive for perfection, shout it to the world,
nurture it, sell it, then reap the rewards.

Unbalanced framework, set up to fail
The scales of nature bare unhealthy hearts
Up from the ground, built for survival
Killing our own for tomorrow’s prime.

Full to the brim, our minds, our lives
Staggered and shaky, ready to fall
Cleave to the future, full steam to the past
Life still prejudiced … trust misplaced.

daisyxo (08/05/16)
Title: Re: Ecphrasis -- New Picture
Post by: Mystic1 on August 06, 2016, 03:21 AM
Bravo! You don't seem out of practice to me.   *hug* I'll need some time stare and wrap my brain 'round this one for a bit.  I've been trying to write abstract poetry lately. My first two attempts are posted in the Poetry and Prose section. Not sure I've quite got the hang of it yet. (My brain seems a bit too linear and logical. Maybe.) But this pic is a great incentive.
Title: Re: Ecphrasis -- New Picture
Post by: daisyxo on August 07, 2016, 02:18 AM
Thanks G ... that picture is pretty abstract.  Give it a try
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Post by: Halo on August 19, 2016, 10:04 AM

I spy
a village in the sky
tilting this way and that
looking for a flat-earth landing
keep your dream eyes open
on that straight horizon
so we don't fall out
flotsam and jetsam

 :angel:

Title: Re: Ecphrasis -- New Picture
Post by: daisyxo on August 23, 2016, 12:25 PM
Loving it ... a new picture coming soon ... meanwhile, anyone who wants to join in, please do.
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Post by: elise on November 19, 2016, 03:49 AM
calling all muses...

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Post by: A-FRIEND on November 24, 2016, 04:18 PM
The silliness in me sees so many elements one has to comprehend and fuse together I had to reword your invitation from calling all muses, to calling all fuses....
Sorry, but this is what you get from old geezers. I promise to try to do better.
Title: Re: Ecphrasis -- New Picture
Post by: daisyxo on August 01, 2017, 01:45 AM
beautiful picture, maybe I'll give it a try ... to be continued
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Post by: daisyxo on August 03, 2017, 01:27 AM
Everything is golden
or so they say
words to debate
sailing away

above the sea
in the cool of night
drifting ‘till dawn
no relief in sight

I’ll find a new place
to plant my feet
with valleys and hills
a place to retreat

from the fury of the storm
leaving troubles behind
a new place to call home
and peace of mind

to the heart that loves
clichés of the gold
another day perhaps
to have and to hold


Title: Re: Ecphrasis -- New Picture
Post by: Halo on August 03, 2017, 04:32 AM
daisy, Bravo!  :rose

Cleverly and sensitively written! How good to see your creativity here again.
This is, I hope, the beginning of a new phase for the Alley.


* * *

On glories past
her entry
splits the ether
a surge of force
fierce enough to
whip the wind
and roil the seas

valiantly undaunted
she cries peace
our reckless princess
standing on the
horn of grace

* * *

Title: Re: Ecphrasis -- New Pictur
Post by: elise on August 03, 2017, 12:59 PM
Take the Golden Conch they told me
Go and find your one true love
The albatross will guide you
Your path lit from above

Along rough and stormy seas
The Golden Conch did fly
My yearning heart determined
My hopes won't be denied

With ocean spray kisses on my face
I see the heavens part
And there before me stands
The focus of my heart

My arms reach out and pull him in
And then we sail away
Never more to be alone
Together we will stay
Title: Re: Ecphrasis -- New Picture
Post by: Halo on August 03, 2017, 01:12 PM

Dear sis, you haven't lost your touch. Very nicely done! :rose

Isn't it cool just how we perceive the picture, all different
but up a similar thread running through all three pieces.

love, B
Title: Re: Ecphrasis -- New Picture
Post by: elise on August 03, 2017, 02:01 PM
This is the first thing I've written in a very long time sis.  You and daisy inpired and encouraged me.   Thank you!
Love you!   I admit also that I did it for Gary.  I feel shame and sadness...he was so prolific...I knew I had to try.
 :rose
Title: Re: Ecphrasis -- New Picture
Post by: daisyxo on August 04, 2017, 12:51 AM
Both of you have vision that I wish I could have.  I long for the day that I can pull from my heart and have it make sense on paper.  I haven't written for a very long time either.  Practice, write every day, whether good or bad, and hang around with people who are like-minded.  Sounds like what we need to jump start the flow.  I love you both dearly ... so happy to see you again.
Title: Re: Ecphrasis -- New Picture
Post by: elise on August 04, 2017, 01:01 AM
Both of your poems are amazing!  This is a miracle and I'm overcome!  I love you both!
 :sunny
Title: Re: Ecphrasis -- New Picture
Post by: Halo on August 06, 2017, 06:05 AM

If either of you, daisy or elise, can upload a new picture, that would be great. I've tried and tried and I can't get one to show up in the post. I get the notification that I'm using a fake path. xx
B
Title: Re: Ecphrasis -- New Picture
Post by: Halo on August 06, 2017, 06:35 AM
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Click on the pic for a better view.

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Post by: Halo on August 06, 2017, 12:52 PM

*

The susurrus of petals
floats down around us
You lean into me and ask,
“What’s susurrus?”
I whisper,
“The sound of petals brushing
each other in the breeze –
touching softly in
Communion.

*
Title: Re: Ecphrasis -- New Picture
Post by: daisyxo on August 07, 2017, 01:01 AM
Love the perspective on all of them.  Takes me back to "The Poetry Circle"  ... I think that's why I love this thread so much.
Title: Re: Ecphrasis -- New Picture
Post by: elise on August 07, 2017, 03:17 AM
joyful canopy
relish botanical hugs
cocoon of comfort


*for G
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Post by: Halo on August 07, 2017, 06:16 AM

Hey sis, Beautiful!

A Haiku after his own heart!  xx  B
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Post by: elise on August 07, 2017, 03:42 PM
Thank you sis... loved yours.
 :rose
Title: Re: Ecphrasis -- New Picture
Post by: elise on August 07, 2017, 03:44 PM

Happy to be back
three of us do I hear four?
Reunited at the Alley!

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Post by: Halo on August 09, 2017, 08:47 AM
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under a Sicilian sun
humid in Darwin
sailing Ha Long bay
surfing Bondi
soaking up the heat
Florida next stop
Cuba, yes Cuba
don’t forget Cuba
the sun shines hot on
lots of old, not much new

dancing in the warmth
lights
the fires of
possibility

I heard it's hot in Texas too


*
Title: Re: Ecphrasis -- New Picture
Post by: elise on August 10, 2017, 06:44 PM
Wayyy hot in Texas!  Beautifully done Halo!!!
 :sunny

(Oh and my poem for this pic is added to original picture)
Title: Re: Ecphrasis -- New Picture
Post by: elise on August 11, 2017, 09:36 PM
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Post by: Halo on August 14, 2017, 09:47 AM

Happy to be back
three of us do I hear four?
Reunited at the Alley!

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Hey elise,

Hopefully, possibly more than four!  :sweetkiss

Title: Re: Ecphrasis -- New Picture
Post by: Halo on August 14, 2017, 09:49 AM
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softly
softly
rustling
reds and gold
slow unwind
leaving
the heat
behind
along the
autumn road
forget -
me -
not

*
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Post by: elise on August 21, 2017, 06:11 PM
Quote
leaving
the heat
behind
along the
autumn road

i love this!  Well done!
 :rose
Title: Re: Ecphrasis -- New Picture
Post by: elise on August 23, 2017, 05:39 PM
winding like a road
thru unknown entangled paths
where choice matters most
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Post by: elise on August 23, 2017, 05:48 PM
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Post by: Halo on August 27, 2017, 12:07 AM
winding like a road
thru unknown entangled paths
where choice matters most

I read depth in these words, elise.
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Post by: daisyxo on August 27, 2017, 06:45 PM
So pretty, all of them.  I want to join in, but time (where I can think) is at a minimum lately.  Maybe later tonight or tomorrow.  Love this thread!!!
Title: Re: Ecphrasis -- New Picture
Post by: Halo on August 29, 2017, 05:20 AM
*

you never
raised
your voice

but I know
you hurt

inside
invisible
to the eye

I took you
at face value
unacknowledged
secret intact

in truth
I chose not to
recognise 
the lie

*

What secrets lie hidden under the cloud of protection?

Title: Re: Ecphrasis -- New Picture
Post by: daisyxo on August 29, 2017, 11:55 AM
This one gives you a WOW moment!  I like it ... and at times, can relate to it.  Love the interpretation!
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Post by: elise on August 29, 2017, 03:00 PM
Exquisite!   love it!