Untitled – Ekphrastic Poem

(Random Prompt – Ekphrastic – See below)


The bear growls about graffiti and lack of proper trees.


The fox drags its tail,

tired of being clever,

it just wants to try The Brew and Shrew,

the local artisan gastro pub.


The girl is all business in red and green

out to save the world,

if not for herself,

at least for St. Nick, the bear and the fox.


The bear and the fox warn her not to get too serious.

They’re grumpy but she loves them anyway,

smiling brightly beneath her Elmo hat.



Random Prompt (Ekphrastic)

Write an ekphrastic poem to go with this image. An ekphrastic poem is a vivid description of a scene or, more commonly, a work of art. Through the imaginative act of narrating and reflecting on the “action” of a painting or sculpture, the poet may amplify and expand its meaning.

This painting is called Coalition and it is by Kevin Peterson.




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