NaPoWriMo ~ Day Four Prompt

An ekphrastic poem is one in response to a piece of art; for example, in response to a painting or a statue.

Write an ekphrastic poem in response to a piece of art.

In your poem, you might engage in a conversation with the piece of art, or you might imagine what the subject of the piece of art could be saying.

Out of ideas? Go to a local museum, find a piece of art you admire, and write a poem about it.

Ekphrasis–A Poetry Journal is edited by Laverne and Carol Frith. Here is a link.

One of my blessed readers (thank you, Susan!) suggested that if you don’t have a museum or public art nearby, go to your library and look at images in a book about art.

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Andrew Shattuck McBride

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About Andrew Shattuck McBride

I am a writer, editor, writing coach, and consultant. I work in a variety of genres, including poetry, short stories, and creative non-fiction. I also have a couple of novels simmering on back burners. THANK YOU to Nan Macy of Village Books for taking this photo (June 2011).
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One Response to NaPoWriMo ~ Day Four Prompt

  1. susanissima says:

    Yes, cool idea. I wrote one at the museum in La Conner last summer. You can also go to the library and look at art books. Lucky for us, we have both options.

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