Not Necessarily Ekphrasis (NNE): Dares The Night

NNE_DaresTheNightThe poem

Clouds roll in
as the sun dips low
She surmounts
the hillock,
casts her shadow ‘gainst the sky,
…dares the night to come

 

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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