LIFE IS A BEACH – PUT INTO WORDS (EKPHRASIS)

July 17thThis form takes the visual and puts it into words. Write an Ekphrasis* based on this photo prompt:

Photo Credit: Walt Wojtanik

Photo Credit: Walt Wojtanik

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* NOTE: The Poetry Foundation defines it as such, “An ekphrastic poem is a vivid description of a scene or, more commonly, a work of art. Through the imaginative act of narrating and reflecting on the ‘action’ of a painting, photo or sculpture, the poet may amplify and expand its meaning.” The Academy of American Poets offers some fine-tuning that syncs nicely with my own work, saying “[M]odern ekphrastic poems have generally shrugged off antiquity’s obsession with elaborate description, and instead have tried to interpret, inhabit, confront, and speak to their subjects.”

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KEEPING UP WITH THE WAVES

July 16 – Amusement Park

July 15 – Tides

July 14 – Picnic

July 13 – Lighthouse

July 12 – Starry, Starry Night