Today at d’Verse we are writing Ekphratic poems picking one of the five Painting titles give to us by Laura. We are to write our poems painting word pictures describing what that might mean. They we have the option of writing an ekphratic poem from the actual painting itself. I chose The Painter Without a Brush (abstract iii). (Painting below)
On need not travel far to see the wonders of nature. I find them all around me, as Summer comes to an end and Fall begins. Butterflies and bees are still enjoying what is left of my flowers. Wildflowers that were blooming a few days ago are now just seed heads. My Zinnias have stretched all the way over my head to over eight feet and are still putting out blooms. They like we are not giving up.
When I looked out the window this morning my neighborhood Red Shouldered Hawk was sitting in the willow tree. I am sure he was looking for breakfast. He hid himself in the branches until he saw me moving in the window with my camera. He flew over to the neighbors fence where I was able to get a few more shots before he flew back into the woods. Poetry in motion… No words needed! (One Reader suggested that it might be a Cooper’s Hawk.)
Beauty is just outside your window if you will only open the shades!