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As the crows fly—an ekphrastic poem for Poetry Friday

Once upon a time I wrote a truly useful post on ekphrasis, and what it is, and rather than copy it here, I'll just direct you there (though I haven't checked all the links in that post to see if they still work).

Today, I'm sharing an ekphrastic poem based on this photograph of street art taken by Sara Lewis Holmes when she was in Tel Aviv, Israel.



As the crows fly

As the crows fly,
shadows etch themselves
on walls below.
Another look,
unlit phoenixes,
rising in ash.
Another view:
instead of crows,
rising doves.

You can read the other poems here:

Tricia
Liz
Laura
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Once upon a time I wrote a truly useful post on <b>ekphrasis</b>, and what it is, and rather than copy it here, <a href="https://kellyrfineman.livejournal.com/109804.html" target="_blank">I'll just direct you there</a> (though I haven't checked all the links in that post to see if they still work).

Today, I'm sharing an ekphrastic poem based on this photograph of street art taken by Sara Lewis Holmes when she was in Tel Aviv, Israel.

<img src="https://ic.pics.livejournal.com/kellyrfineman/7067736/192601/192601_600.jpg" alt="" title="">

As the crows fly

As the crows fly,
shadows etch themselves
on walls below.
Another look,
unlit phoenixes,
rising in ash.
Another view:
instead of crows,
rising doves.

You can read the other poems here:

<a href="https://missrumphiuseffect.blogspot.com/2019/08/poetry-sisters-at-it-again-with.html" target="_blank">Tricia</a>
<a href="https://lizgartonscanlon.com/2019/08/poetry-project-august-2019/" target="_blank">Liz</a>
<a href="https://wp.me/p6Bicx-6Lv" target="_blank">Laura</a>
<a href="https://saralewisholmes.blogspot.com/2019/08/poetry-friday-drawn-from-stone.html" "target="_blank">Sara</a>
<a href="http://tanitasdavis.com/wp/?p=9684" target="_blank">Tanita</a>
<a href=" " target="_blank">Andi</a>

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