November Ekphrastic Challenge: Day 9

Jane Dougherty Writes

The painting I chose to write to for Paul Brookes’ challenge is I speak, but you do not listen by P.A. Morbid.

i speak, but You do not listen P A Morbid

The voices no one hears

The great green and blue that spins
and has spun its dreaming stories
and changed its face with the passing millennia
speaks in a hundred thousand tongues.

It sings in bird throats, river running,
wind sighing, the roaring of the waves,
cat growl, wolf howl
and the opening of a rose.

Yet we have never heard a word
of the eternal song that blazes in sun-glory
and the racing green of sap;

we spin our own story spiked with tears
and the barbs and thorns of razor wire.

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