How could I not take part with such an evocative image chosen by Diana?
This challenge explores Ekphrastic writing inspired by visual art (photographs). Diana Peach from last month’s challenge has provided the photo for this month’s challenge.
ETHEREE: The Etheree poem consists of ten lines of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 syllables. An Etheree can also be reversed and written 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
A darkness grows
Seeping into water
My long blonde hair stays behind
Exposing my poor nakedness
A child lost in a time with no kindness
Cold skin, white against teeming cruel shadows
Black heart whispering melancholy words
Stay still, forever no one will care
Who will remember you strange child?
Mother, father, sister, none.
Death is your only friend
Come! In the water
Reflect and be
Still. Death’s friend
Ooh, that was creepy!
This challenge explores Ekphrastic writing inspired by visual art (photographs). Lisa Thompson, from last month’s challenge, has provided the photo for this month’s challenge.
Image credit: Unsplash, and the photographer is Wolfgang Hasselmann
The tea gossips begin. A line black marks my whereabouts
Acrostic poem- Toadstool
This is me, a maligned fruiting fungal fellow.
Ordinary? No siree! Not me, I’m no grotty grass.
A red cap and scales crown my slim white ring of partial veil.
Dying, for attention, I stand tall, and pretty proud.
Savage me worst, fairy ring, honey fungi, fungus root and stink horns.
Toad plus stool I’m named; ugliest frog-like creature plus tiniest stool.
On point am I. Fiddle. It ain’t fair. I’m not a warty broad, squat common fellow.
Or an inedible, poisonous, rickety bar stool chair.
Love and admire me spores, forget them mushy mushroom bores!
© M J Mallon
Well, that was a fun one! Lol Hope you enjoyed the giggle. xxx