Welcome to a special ekphrastic challenge for May. Artworks from Mary Frances, James Knight and Sue Harpham will be the inspiration for writers, Alex Mazey, Ankh Spice, Samantha Terrell, Dai Fry, Carrie Ann Golden, sonja benskin mesher, Rich Follett, Don Beukes, Elizabeth Moura and myself. May 16th

Day 16: Ekphrastic Poetry Challenge curated by Paul Brookes-Writer Photographer – My poem with audio: ‘The Spectre’ along in collaboration with select artists and writers

The Wombwell Rainbow

16MF 16

heart of stone

all through the millenia
all egbert wanted was
to play with the other statues

-Rich Follett

Day 16 Sonja .pensive.

a quizzical look
grey frowns the brow
wrinkles

did it do wrong
neutered into submission
wandering
lost the way

she said she will trap it send it away
her aggressive with the lockdown

envious of solitude
exploding with anger

red threads could bind us

-sbm

Who Are You

A life of consequences.
The whole thing
a slight of hand…
I cannot see me,
doubt anyone can.

Never to know my name,
or purpose hidden behind.
Mendacity my gift and
I my own victim.
My light is not
the illuminating kind.

A life spent
hide and seeking,
the deeper I look
the darker my lairs.

I nearly met
on one or two occasions,
not yet being
quite there.

©️ Dai Fry 15th May 2020.

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I recall a dark room at…

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