In this urban Ekphrastic Poem, “In the Air.”
So many times we hold ourselves back from success, or opportunities. Why do we let a little thing called doubt stop us? Thinking we are not good enough, a few days ago, I submitted a poem to a professional online journal, the fella emailed back saying my poetry isn’t good enough, it didn’t speak to him. At first, I was bummed, but then I thought about it for a moment.
Then I said to myself, “Who the heck is he, he’s just an opinion of someone who’s got his own ideas of how poetry should be written, it doesn’t mean his thoughts are perfect, or imperfect. It just means my poetry doesn’t fit into his per spectrum or criteria.
I know of myself, and what I can achieve and write, so I will be diligent and find other professional online journals to accept my poetry. I am stubborn. Yet, I am willing to learn a new mindset to perfect an art.
In this digital art piece, here’s is what I’ve come to surmise in the viewing of what I have created. Hope you enjoy! Never give up on something you enjoy or love to do, it might be your future to success.
Urban Ekphrastic Poem: In the Air
Uncover a sky
Tuck it inside my eye.
I don’t want to stand here.
I want to fly.
I want to soar the wings
out of my arms,
Swoop them out
Move a screech out
of your mouth
and it’ll come out
of the blue.
Airborne a freedom from
and it’ll escalate
and rise like a phoenix
you’ve never seen.
Don’t let the dove be befuddled by
your exhilaration if
found, is nothing but your heart
Full of regrets.
©Linda J. Wolff 2017
|In the Air|
An urban ekphrastic poem
What is Ekphrastic Poem?
Poets.org expresses it like this: Ekphrastic poems are now understood to focus only on works of art—usually paintings, photographs, or statues. And new ekphrastic poems have shrugged off antiquity’s obsession with an elaborate description, and instead have tried to interpret, inhabit, confront, and speak to their subjects.
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