November Ekphrastic Challenge: Day 27

Paul Brookes’ challenge Day 27, and the image is We never learn, mixed media by Marcel Herms. When I read the title, my eye skipped the comma and read it as We never learn mixed media. The poem and my interpretation of the image is skewed by the missed comma.

MH27 We never learn, mixed media on paper, 11 x 22,9 cm, 2020

Thor Sledgehammer

Give me something I can do,
a task to make me feel useful,
valued; give me the one thing
I have ever been taught to use.

Let my hands take that tool
and wield it, the spanner
that unbolts the sky.

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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.

18 thoughts on “November Ekphrastic Challenge: Day 27”

  1. Isn’t it funny the way our minds see things (or don’t) sometimes? The other day I kept misreading something. I don’t remember what it was, but over and over again. ๐Ÿ˜€
    But to find that thing would be good.

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