Ekphrastic Poems

Hi all. Here are the images I used to stimulate your Ekphrastic imaginations the other day (what the hell is that say some- but they are the un-initiated ones!) Let them find out here. So if you are keen, willing and able why don’t you post/ copy your ekphrastic poem into THIS Blog [as a comment]…. let’s get a collection of them happening right here under these three stunning images. And remember click twice and thrice to get a close-up of the images themselves:



  32 comments for “Ekphrastic Poems

  1. Anonymous
    April 23, 2008 at 6:44 am

    Hi All!

    Here is my attempt at an Ekphrastic. Unfortunately the formatting and colours have been lost in my paste but you can see it at emmadircks.livejournal.com. I think these elements definitely add to it.

    Shapes and Colours
    of lucid form
    Brush strokes swoosh, swarm
    form pictures of hue.

    Soft and concurrent
    is the backdrop for this mess
    slender and long strokes
    contrast the chaotic foreground spackled with colour

    We can see ourselves in this mess
    pick apart and dissect
    or mix ourselves up again
    and be lost in the colour of the landscape

    Words by Emma Dircks

  2. Anonymous
    April 23, 2008 at 6:44 am

    Hi All!

    Here is my attempt at an Ekphrastic. Unfortunately the formatting and colours have been lost in my paste but you can see it at emmadircks.livejournal.com. I think these elements definitely add to it.

    Shapes and Colours
    of lucid form
    Brush strokes swoosh, swarm
    form pictures of hue.

    Soft and concurrent
    is the backdrop for this mess
    slender and long strokes
    contrast the chaotic foreground spackled with colour

    We can see ourselves in this mess
    pick apart and dissect
    or mix ourselves up again
    and be lost in the colour of the landscape

    Words by Emma Dircks

  3. Anonymous
    April 23, 2008 at 6:44 am

    Hi All!

    Here is my attempt at an Ekphrastic. Unfortunately the formatting and colours have been lost in my paste but you can see it at emmadircks.livejournal.com. I think these elements definitely add to it.

    Shapes and Colours
    of lucid form
    Brush strokes swoosh, swarm
    form pictures of hue.

    Soft and concurrent
    is the backdrop for this mess
    slender and long strokes
    contrast the chaotic foreground spackled with colour

    We can see ourselves in this mess
    pick apart and dissect
    or mix ourselves up again
    and be lost in the colour of the landscape

    Words by Emma Dircks

  4. Anonymous
    April 23, 2008 at 6:44 am

    Hi All!

    Here is my attempt at an Ekphrastic. Unfortunately the formatting and colours have been lost in my paste but you can see it at emmadircks.livejournal.com. I think these elements definitely add to it.

    Shapes and Colours
    of lucid form
    Brush strokes swoosh, swarm
    form pictures of hue.

    Soft and concurrent
    is the backdrop for this mess
    slender and long strokes
    contrast the chaotic foreground spackled with colour

    We can see ourselves in this mess
    pick apart and dissect
    or mix ourselves up again
    and be lost in the colour of the landscape

    Words by Emma Dircks

  5. Anonymous
    April 23, 2008 at 6:44 am

    Hi All!

    Here is my attempt at an Ekphrastic. Unfortunately the formatting and colours have been lost in my paste but you can see it at emmadircks.livejournal.com. I think these elements definitely add to it.

    Shapes and Colours
    of lucid form
    Brush strokes swoosh, swarm
    form pictures of hue.

    Soft and concurrent
    is the backdrop for this mess
    slender and long strokes
    contrast the chaotic foreground spackled with colour

    We can see ourselves in this mess
    pick apart and dissect
    or mix ourselves up again
    and be lost in the colour of the landscape

    Words by Emma Dircks

  6. Anonymous
    April 23, 2008 at 6:44 am

    Hi All!

    Here is my attempt at an Ekphrastic. Unfortunately the formatting and colours have been lost in my paste but you can see it at emmadircks.livejournal.com. I think these elements definitely add to it.

    Shapes and Colours
    of lucid form
    Brush strokes swoosh, swarm
    form pictures of hue.

    Soft and concurrent
    is the backdrop for this mess
    slender and long strokes
    contrast the chaotic foreground spackled with colour

    We can see ourselves in this mess
    pick apart and dissect
    or mix ourselves up again
    and be lost in the colour of the landscape

    Words by Emma Dircks

  7. Anonymous
    April 23, 2008 at 6:44 am

    Hi All!

    Here is my attempt at an Ekphrastic. Unfortunately the formatting and colours have been lost in my paste but you can see it at emmadircks.livejournal.com. I think these elements definitely add to it.

    Shapes and Colours
    of lucid form
    Brush strokes swoosh, swarm
    form pictures of hue.

    Soft and concurrent
    is the backdrop for this mess
    slender and long strokes
    contrast the chaotic foreground spackled with colour

    We can see ourselves in this mess
    pick apart and dissect
    or mix ourselves up again
    and be lost in the colour of the landscape

    Words by Emma Dircks

  8. Anonymous
    April 23, 2008 at 6:44 am

    Hi All!

    Here is my attempt at an Ekphrastic. Unfortunately the formatting and colours have been lost in my paste but you can see it at emmadircks.livejournal.com. I think these elements definitely add to it.

    Shapes and Colours
    of lucid form
    Brush strokes swoosh, swarm
    form pictures of hue.

    Soft and concurrent
    is the backdrop for this mess
    slender and long strokes
    contrast the chaotic foreground spackled with colour

    We can see ourselves in this mess
    pick apart and dissect
    or mix ourselves up again
    and be lost in the colour of the landscape

    Words by Emma Dircks

  9. April 23, 2008 at 1:04 pm

    My attempt on Ekphrastic style! =)

    I chose the Landscape by John Geleeson to try intertextuality/ekphrastic style.

    Her it goes;

    Wonderous,
    playfull,
    green,
    peace,
    yes peace,
    or pieces?

    dancing in a flower garden…

    swaying,
    one, two
    cha-cha-cha
    shake-shake

    arising from the dark,

    green, green, green.

    flying cloud in the paths
    rolling alon the seashore.

    crossing, crossing faster…

    a sudden
    bang-bang

    OUCH!

    crumbling, crumbling,
    touching the sun, the trees
    the day light…

    swiss…. swiss… swiss.

    la la la
    purple purple purple

    Lavander, yes you are.
    twirling,
    twirling.
    faster faster faster…

    Like a Ballerina…

    You’re a rollercoaster.

    Smile=)

    Love, Peace and Respect!

    Carpe diem!

    Dilek Bayram

  10. April 23, 2008 at 1:04 pm

    My attempt on Ekphrastic style! =)

    I chose the Landscape by John Geleeson to try intertextuality/ekphrastic style.

    Her it goes;

    Wonderous,
    playfull,
    green,
    peace,
    yes peace,
    or pieces?

    dancing in a flower garden…

    swaying,
    one, two
    cha-cha-cha
    shake-shake

    arising from the dark,

    green, green, green.

    flying cloud in the paths
    rolling alon the seashore.

    crossing, crossing faster…

    a sudden
    bang-bang

    OUCH!

    crumbling, crumbling,
    touching the sun, the trees
    the day light…

    swiss…. swiss… swiss.

    la la la
    purple purple purple

    Lavander, yes you are.
    twirling,
    twirling.
    faster faster faster…

    Like a Ballerina…

    You’re a rollercoaster.

    Smile=)

    Love, Peace and Respect!

    Carpe diem!

    Dilek Bayram

  11. April 23, 2008 at 1:04 pm

    My attempt on Ekphrastic style! =)

    I chose the Landscape by John Geleeson to try intertextuality/ekphrastic style.

    Her it goes;

    Wonderous,
    playfull,
    green,
    peace,
    yes peace,
    or pieces?

    dancing in a flower garden…

    swaying,
    one, two
    cha-cha-cha
    shake-shake

    arising from the dark,

    green, green, green.

    flying cloud in the paths
    rolling alon the seashore.

    crossing, crossing faster…

    a sudden
    bang-bang

    OUCH!

    crumbling, crumbling,
    touching the sun, the trees
    the day light…

    swiss…. swiss… swiss.

    la la la
    purple purple purple

    Lavander, yes you are.
    twirling,
    twirling.
    faster faster faster…

    Like a Ballerina…

    You’re a rollercoaster.

    Smile=)

    Love, Peace and Respect!

    Carpe diem!

    Dilek Bayram

  12. April 23, 2008 at 1:04 pm

    My attempt on Ekphrastic style! =)

    I chose the Landscape by John Geleeson to try intertextuality/ekphrastic style.

    Her it goes;

    Wonderous,
    playfull,
    green,
    peace,
    yes peace,
    or pieces?

    dancing in a flower garden…

    swaying,
    one, two
    cha-cha-cha
    shake-shake

    arising from the dark,

    green, green, green.

    flying cloud in the paths
    rolling alon the seashore.

    crossing, crossing faster…

    a sudden
    bang-bang

    OUCH!

    crumbling, crumbling,
    touching the sun, the trees
    the day light…

    swiss…. swiss… swiss.

    la la la
    purple purple purple

    Lavander, yes you are.
    twirling,
    twirling.
    faster faster faster…

    Like a Ballerina…

    You’re a rollercoaster.

    Smile=)

    Love, Peace and Respect!

    Carpe diem!

    Dilek Bayram

  13. April 23, 2008 at 1:04 pm

    My attempt on Ekphrastic style! =)

    I chose the Landscape by John Geleeson to try intertextuality/ekphrastic style.

    Her it goes;

    Wonderous,
    playfull,
    green,
    peace,
    yes peace,
    or pieces?

    dancing in a flower garden…

    swaying,
    one, two
    cha-cha-cha
    shake-shake

    arising from the dark,

    green, green, green.

    flying cloud in the paths
    rolling alon the seashore.

    crossing, crossing faster…

    a sudden
    bang-bang

    OUCH!

    crumbling, crumbling,
    touching the sun, the trees
    the day light…

    swiss…. swiss… swiss.

    la la la
    purple purple purple

    Lavander, yes you are.
    twirling,
    twirling.
    faster faster faster…

    Like a Ballerina…

    You’re a rollercoaster.

    Smile=)

    Love, Peace and Respect!

    Carpe diem!

    Dilek Bayram

  14. April 23, 2008 at 1:04 pm

    My attempt on Ekphrastic style! =)

    I chose the Landscape by John Geleeson to try intertextuality/ekphrastic style.

    Her it goes;

    Wonderous,
    playfull,
    green,
    peace,
    yes peace,
    or pieces?

    dancing in a flower garden…

    swaying,
    one, two
    cha-cha-cha
    shake-shake

    arising from the dark,

    green, green, green.

    flying cloud in the paths
    rolling alon the seashore.

    crossing, crossing faster…

    a sudden
    bang-bang

    OUCH!

    crumbling, crumbling,
    touching the sun, the trees
    the day light…

    swiss…. swiss… swiss.

    la la la
    purple purple purple

    Lavander, yes you are.
    twirling,
    twirling.
    faster faster faster…

    Like a Ballerina…

    You’re a rollercoaster.

    Smile=)

    Love, Peace and Respect!

    Carpe diem!

    Dilek Bayram

  15. April 23, 2008 at 1:04 pm

    My attempt on Ekphrastic style! =)

    I chose the Landscape by John Geleeson to try intertextuality/ekphrastic style.

    Her it goes;

    Wonderous,
    playfull,
    green,
    peace,
    yes peace,
    or pieces?

    dancing in a flower garden…

    swaying,
    one, two
    cha-cha-cha
    shake-shake

    arising from the dark,

    green, green, green.

    flying cloud in the paths
    rolling alon the seashore.

    crossing, crossing faster…

    a sudden
    bang-bang

    OUCH!

    crumbling, crumbling,
    touching the sun, the trees
    the day light…

    swiss…. swiss… swiss.

    la la la
    purple purple purple

    Lavander, yes you are.
    twirling,
    twirling.
    faster faster faster…

    Like a Ballerina…

    You’re a rollercoaster.

    Smile=)

    Love, Peace and Respect!

    Carpe diem!

    Dilek Bayram

  16. April 23, 2008 at 1:04 pm

    My attempt on Ekphrastic style! =)

    I chose the Landscape by John Geleeson to try intertextuality/ekphrastic style.

    Her it goes;

    Wonderous,
    playfull,
    green,
    peace,
    yes peace,
    or pieces?

    dancing in a flower garden…

    swaying,
    one, two
    cha-cha-cha
    shake-shake

    arising from the dark,

    green, green, green.

    flying cloud in the paths
    rolling alon the seashore.

    crossing, crossing faster…

    a sudden
    bang-bang

    OUCH!

    crumbling, crumbling,
    touching the sun, the trees
    the day light…

    swiss…. swiss… swiss.

    la la la
    purple purple purple

    Lavander, yes you are.
    twirling,
    twirling.
    faster faster faster…

    Like a Ballerina…

    You’re a rollercoaster.

    Smile=)

    Love, Peace and Respect!

    Carpe diem!

    Dilek Bayram

  17. April 26, 2008 at 9:54 am

    My attempt!!

    hi everyone, here is my colourful attempt at ekphrastic poetry. The artwork I chose was John Gleeson’s Landscape, enjoy! πŸ™‚

    Craze

    Circuses of colourful spirals unravel in their beauty,
    as the vast atmosphere illuminates an
    overwhelming burst;
    as colours drown with each other,
    as the spiralling playfulness embodies each
    manic circle;
    as the beast wildly strangles
    the purple
    the sky
    and the madness.

    By Rebecca Akrivos

  18. April 26, 2008 at 9:54 am

    My attempt!!

    hi everyone, here is my colourful attempt at ekphrastic poetry. The artwork I chose was John Gleeson’s Landscape, enjoy! πŸ™‚

    Craze

    Circuses of colourful spirals unravel in their beauty,
    as the vast atmosphere illuminates an
    overwhelming burst;
    as colours drown with each other,
    as the spiralling playfulness embodies each
    manic circle;
    as the beast wildly strangles
    the purple
    the sky
    and the madness.

    By Rebecca Akrivos

  19. April 26, 2008 at 9:54 am

    My attempt!!

    hi everyone, here is my colourful attempt at ekphrastic poetry. The artwork I chose was John Gleeson’s Landscape, enjoy! πŸ™‚

    Craze

    Circuses of colourful spirals unravel in their beauty,
    as the vast atmosphere illuminates an
    overwhelming burst;
    as colours drown with each other,
    as the spiralling playfulness embodies each
    manic circle;
    as the beast wildly strangles
    the purple
    the sky
    and the madness.

    By Rebecca Akrivos

  20. April 26, 2008 at 9:54 am

    My attempt!!

    hi everyone, here is my colourful attempt at ekphrastic poetry. The artwork I chose was John Gleeson’s Landscape, enjoy! πŸ™‚

    Craze

    Circuses of colourful spirals unravel in their beauty,
    as the vast atmosphere illuminates an
    overwhelming burst;
    as colours drown with each other,
    as the spiralling playfulness embodies each
    manic circle;
    as the beast wildly strangles
    the purple
    the sky
    and the madness.

    By Rebecca Akrivos

  21. April 26, 2008 at 9:54 am

    My attempt!!

    hi everyone, here is my colourful attempt at ekphrastic poetry. The artwork I chose was John Gleeson’s Landscape, enjoy! πŸ™‚

    Craze

    Circuses of colourful spirals unravel in their beauty,
    as the vast atmosphere illuminates an
    overwhelming burst;
    as colours drown with each other,
    as the spiralling playfulness embodies each
    manic circle;
    as the beast wildly strangles
    the purple
    the sky
    and the madness.

    By Rebecca Akrivos

  22. April 26, 2008 at 9:54 am

    My attempt!!

    hi everyone, here is my colourful attempt at ekphrastic poetry. The artwork I chose was John Gleeson’s Landscape, enjoy! πŸ™‚

    Craze

    Circuses of colourful spirals unravel in their beauty,
    as the vast atmosphere illuminates an
    overwhelming burst;
    as colours drown with each other,
    as the spiralling playfulness embodies each
    manic circle;
    as the beast wildly strangles
    the purple
    the sky
    and the madness.

    By Rebecca Akrivos

  23. April 26, 2008 at 9:54 am

    My attempt!!

    hi everyone, here is my colourful attempt at ekphrastic poetry. The artwork I chose was John Gleeson’s Landscape, enjoy! πŸ™‚

    Craze

    Circuses of colourful spirals unravel in their beauty,
    as the vast atmosphere illuminates an
    overwhelming burst;
    as colours drown with each other,
    as the spiralling playfulness embodies each
    manic circle;
    as the beast wildly strangles
    the purple
    the sky
    and the madness.

    By Rebecca Akrivos

  24. April 26, 2008 at 9:54 am

    My attempt!!

    hi everyone, here is my colourful attempt at ekphrastic poetry. The artwork I chose was John Gleeson’s Landscape, enjoy! πŸ™‚

    Craze

    Circuses of colourful spirals unravel in their beauty,
    as the vast atmosphere illuminates an
    overwhelming burst;
    as colours drown with each other,
    as the spiralling playfulness embodies each
    manic circle;
    as the beast wildly strangles
    the purple
    the sky
    and the madness.

    By Rebecca Akrivos

  25. May 21, 2008 at 5:03 am

    ‘Death of a Salesman’ Info.

    G’day MG,
    I found a video of a brief insight into information on the production of ‘Death of a Salesman’ that we saw at the seymour centre- if you want to see it the link is- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSFXnXJrNqM

    Cheers.

  26. May 21, 2008 at 5:03 am

    ‘Death of a Salesman’ Info.

    G’day MG,
    I found a video of a brief insight into information on the production of ‘Death of a Salesman’ that we saw at the seymour centre- if you want to see it the link is- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSFXnXJrNqM

    Cheers.

  27. May 21, 2008 at 5:03 am

    ‘Death of a Salesman’ Info.

    G’day MG,
    I found a video of a brief insight into information on the production of ‘Death of a Salesman’ that we saw at the seymour centre- if you want to see it the link is- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSFXnXJrNqM

    Cheers.

  28. May 21, 2008 at 5:03 am

    ‘Death of a Salesman’ Info.

    G’day MG,
    I found a video of a brief insight into information on the production of ‘Death of a Salesman’ that we saw at the seymour centre- if you want to see it the link is- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSFXnXJrNqM

    Cheers.

  29. May 21, 2008 at 5:03 am

    ‘Death of a Salesman’ Info.

    G’day MG,
    I found a video of a brief insight into information on the production of ‘Death of a Salesman’ that we saw at the seymour centre- if you want to see it the link is- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSFXnXJrNqM

    Cheers.

  30. May 21, 2008 at 5:03 am

    ‘Death of a Salesman’ Info.

    G’day MG,
    I found a video of a brief insight into information on the production of ‘Death of a Salesman’ that we saw at the seymour centre- if you want to see it the link is- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSFXnXJrNqM

    Cheers.

  31. May 21, 2008 at 5:03 am

    ‘Death of a Salesman’ Info.

    G’day MG,
    I found a video of a brief insight into information on the production of ‘Death of a Salesman’ that we saw at the seymour centre- if you want to see it the link is- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSFXnXJrNqM

    Cheers.

  32. May 21, 2008 at 5:03 am

    ‘Death of a Salesman’ Info.

    G’day MG,
    I found a video of a brief insight into information on the production of ‘Death of a Salesman’ that we saw at the seymour centre- if you want to see it the link is- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSFXnXJrNqM

    Cheers.

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