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Stone chicken - a Poetry Friday post

This month, my poetry sisters and I are doing ekphrastic poems again (poems based on a piece of art). Andi sent us a bunch of truly lovely photos she took at the Glencairn cloister, and we each picked an image to work with.

I've been doing lots of work on my picture biography of Adelaide Crapsey, who invented the cinquain, so I decided to write one about my favorite image - a column with a carving of a chicken at the top of it.


copyright 2016 by Andi Sibley

Here's my poem:

Noble
somehow, perhaps
because rendered in stone,
puff-chested, far-seeing
chicken.

And here are links to the works of my lovely poetry princesses:

Andi
Laura
Liz
Sara
Tanita
Tricia

You can reach today's Poetry Friday roundup by clicking the box below.





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Brenda Harsham
Dec. 2nd, 2016 02:16 pm (UTC)
bdh63@cornell.edu
Great poem and I love that the usual acanthus leaves morphed into chickens. The world would be a sadder place without eggs and chickens.
kellyrfineman
Dec. 4th, 2016 09:00 pm (UTC)
Re: bdh63@cornell.edu
Too true. And who cares which came first?

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