April sunshine has given me the courage to take on the challenge of writing Ekphrastic poems. I have never attempted to translate the emotion from paintings, drawings, sculptures, or other visual works of art into words. The challenge will require me to dig deep to tap into the passions such works of art create inside a person. Most of what I write will be speculative. There will be times when I will place myself into the mind of the artist. Still other times, I will express the emotions I experience gazing at the work of art. If I get creative, I might even tell the story from an element within the artwork. This Ekphrastic poem is based on a crazy quilt made by Molly Shea entitled Road Trips.
There were so many roads we traveled down
Back in the day when we were the Dogs
Big city lights or a small country town,
All traveled before I decided to write blogs.
The mist in the morning air
And the weariness at night
In between an adventure to share
With each and every sight.
Captured by the collection of patches and stitches
On a quilt that hangs on my wall
The memories one of my most precious riches
When we answered the roads alluring call,
Back in the day when we were dogs.
Who is Molly Shea?
Molly Shea is an accomplished fictional short story writer from Indiana who writes short stories and novels about a fictional town called Tecumseh. To read more of her short stories and adventures, click here.
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