I learned about ekphrastic poetry this week. Ekphrastic poetry is written in response to art. It was great fun to look and note my observations within the piece of art. Then Irene Latham encourages us to step outside the art; asking what happened before or after. I scrolled through my camera roll and found some photos from a trip I had at The Baltimore Museum of Art after NCTE in November.
mother and child
warm shades of color
frame the two
a moment to notice
what feels just right
© Mandy E Robek, 2020
This painting is titled, Mother and Child by Pablo Picasso from 1922. This is the second idea in Poems are Teachers - How Studying Poetry Strengthens Writing in All Genres by Amy Ludwig Vanderwater.
Thank you Sally Murphy for hosting Poetry Friday.