Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Ekphrastic Poem (I think!)

This week's prompt at ReadWritePoem is to use an image by Rick Mobbs and write a poem inspired by it.

The snail
of an idea
moves slowly.

I see it in the leaves,
brash adults, now,
in muscle T’s

It’s in the raindrops
peppering the sand
as I scurry
off the beach

It’s in the balsamic
vinegar of the night
air as I walk.

And they all curve
into the clouds
of my brain

leaving the silver
trail of a poem
in their wake.


Giggles said...

Very enjoyable!

Peace Giggles

Noah the Great said...

This is great

Anonymous said...

I love the opening/closing snail image. This poem is a beautiful meditation on the seeds of the creative process.

Anonymous said...

you did a wonderful job with this!
empty garden

jillypoet said...

You use some really nice words in this poem! Balsamic vinegar air is very memorable!

SweetTalkingGuy said...

Wow! the creative process and I bet that balsamic vinegar really gets the creative juices going.

Loved this.

Nathan said...

I love what you do with these images at the end of your poem. A pleasure to read.

anthonynorth said...

The idea of an idea is certainly a great idea here ;-)

Anonymous said...

A lovely, relaxing interpretation.

Jenn: said...

Beautiful from beginning to end.

paisley said...

a perfect poem... i feel like a snail in the creativity department as of late....

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