Not Necessarily Ekphrasis (NNE): Be The Bigger Goat

NNE_BeTheBiggerGoatThe poem
When you encounter
your life’s trolls
be the bigger goat

 

 

 

 

Ekphrasis, boiled down, is art describing another work of art.  For poetry, the example most sites provide is John Keats’ “Ode on a Grecian Urn.”  I call this category of posts ‘Not Necessarily Ekphrasis’, because all of the poems won’t necessarily describe the pic on which they will be placed.  I may find the picture a good match for the mood of the poem, or it may actually be an ekphrastic poem.

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