Poem in the Ekphrastic Review


This is the painting by Congo that was used for the last Ekphrastic challenge. One of my poems was accepted, and you can read it here. It’s the last one. Thanks again to Lorette C. Luzajic for selecting Congo dreams.

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

23 thoughts on “Poem in the Ekphrastic Review”

    1. Thank you! I was moved by the story. I’d heard it vaguely before but never seen the paintings. I know Desmond Morris has been criticised at a scientific level, but not everything can be resolved by ‘science’.

  1. “and we remember fear and loss, 
    the black, the white, shadows and ghosts, 
    and the great billowing blue of ocean,” – wonderful. The whole thing.

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