This week’s Poetry Challenge at Colleen’s Weekly challenge is an #EKPHRASTIC #Photoprompt. I’ve chosen to write an Etheree for my interpretation of the image. An Etheree has 10 lines, each line written adds one more syllable.
Merril D. Smith selected the image this week. It’s a lithograph and you can read more about it HERE. Remember, we can see what’s in the image, so write your poem using the image as an inspiration. Don’t just describe what you see in the lithograph. Think about metaphor and allegory. Just remember to check what form you’re using. Some of the Japanese forms frown upon the use of metaphors. This challenge explores Ekphrastic writing, inspired by visual art.
Image Credit: https://libwww.freelibrary.org/digital/item/66272
The Place They Called Home
Of what once was.
Cozy homes where kids
Had played, now desolate.
Shadows cast on memories,
Lives of struggle past and present.
Hearts and homes of people once content?
Dilapidated scene of what remains.
Visit Colleen’s Word Craft Poetry blog and read the rules and the various examples Colleen shares of the different forms of writing syllabic poetry, and join in!