Day 14, Ekphrastic Challenge, My poem, Dawn on the River

Yesterday and today: Merril's historical musings

Inspired by AWD14, “Ocean Pearl” and GK14, “Glasgow Dawn”

Dawn on the River

Marigold and tangerine, spirits
awakened by the sun,
dive from the sky to glide through windows
and float, shimmering, atop the blue river–

shapeshifters, soon they will transform
from brilliant flowers to snowy doves
and ghostly galleons sailing out to sea,

where a diver will find a great white pearl–
in the sunset, it glows with orange light.

I’m late in posting today, as I’m trying to finish some projects while cooking and cleaning for Passover. My schedule and reading others’ posts may be erratic the next few days.

I am once again participating in Paul Brookes’ April Ekphrastic Challenge. Each day, I will post my poem(s) here. You can see the art and read the other responses by going to Paul’s site here.

The artists are Gaynor Kane, John Phandal Law, and Anjum Wasim Dar. Thank…

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