November Ekphrastic Challenge: Day 5

Paul Brookes’ ekphrastic prompts (Boze burger by Marcel Herms and Cool Jeremiah by Terry Chipp) seem somehow very relevant for today. At least my poem seemed to think so.

5MH Boze burger, mixed media on paper, 21,3 x 30,2 cm, 2020


Finding the north

And when the dust has cleared
and the cheering’s done,
when the victor’s corpse has raised clenched fist
and been carried over the ropes,
when the prophets are revealed as crack heads,
their graffitied texts washed clean,
will we find the way?

The north still draws those who know,
who listen to the pull of the earth
and whisper to the over-arching sky,
we do, we will, we are,
those who, like the homing geese,
take the broad world in their hands and say,
this and only this matters,
the turning of life and more life,
sheltered beneath soft wings.

TC5. Cool Jeremiah

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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.

25 thoughts on “November Ekphrastic Challenge: Day 5”

      1. I remember liking bits of many of the candidates. For instance, Mike Bloomberg was not a perfect mayor, but he’s rational and intelligent, and willing to admit he made a mistake and try something different. But he’s Jewish and totally uncharismatic so he never stood a chance.

    1. Dont worry about, Willow! Most of these things are made by humans, only the earth is not. If humans are feeling and acting like dinosaurs, they will be payed like them.
      Lets enjoy the life, as long as we are able to do. 😉 Best wishes, Michael

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