Day Sixteen of Paul Brookes’ Special January Ekphrastic Challenge, I’ve responded to the two works below.
An Astronaut Speaks from the Moon
Was there once color in your dust and shadows,
did a sea of turquoise and cobalt dance in ripples
to shimmer, prismed, like stained glass, vibrant-hued
in the light of stars, and sun, and Earth—
I saw it rising
blue above your horizon, the color of dreams,
of sky and sea, but here–
here, it is the color of awe
and yearning. It is the color of home.