We are patchwork, we
a constellation of colours
lighting children’s eyes
so many shades and blades of grass
in blue skies, bright or
clouded grey and white
in springtime meadow-light.
© Experimentsinfiction 2021, All Rights Reserved
April has been extended!
By Paul Brookes of The Wombwell Rainbow. He has hosted a special ekphrastic challenge for the month of April as part of NaPoWriMo2021, and though I didn’t take part, I read and enjoyed many of the responses.
When I learned that today had been renamed April 31 in honour of Kerfe Roig’s wonderful collage ‘Full of Children,’ I felt I must respond. I find ekphrastic poetry very hard, but this artwork really spoke to me. Read more of the responses on Paul’s site.
Lovely! A beautiful response.
Thank you 🌸
A lovely, joyous response, Ingrid!
That’s interesting that you find ekphrastic poetry very hard.
Thanks Merril! I find it much easier to write a poem first then find an image to fit, but this one was so lovely it was easy to come up with a response.
Love your interpretation. 🌈💖
Thanks Michele 💕
Great job on this poem Ingrid and we each indeed bring something to the table that’s needed piecing together our gifts to humanity!👏👏👏💖
Thanks Cindy: a global hug is needed right now 🤗 🌎 ❤️
Totally true Ingrid!!! 💖
Love this xx
Thank you 😊
Your words flow beautifully, Ingrid, and are so full of the joy and mystery of the artwork above! Love that you were moved to letters and back again.
‘so many shades and blades of grass’ I like that phrase, and your internal rhymes.
Thank you Jane.
your lovely verse and Kerfe’s delightful patchwork reminded me of my years in child protection … one child from the inner city spoke of all the blades of grass 🙂
That is really moving and beautiful to know, thank you Kate.
thank you both for your constructive creativity! A blessing to know you both 🙂
I’m so pleased with this response Ingrid–thanks! (K)
I’m glad you like it Kerfe!
A beautiful response to Kerfe’s art Ingrid! 💛
Thank you 🙂