Category Archives: Ekphrastica (Photos & Poems)

These are my photographs that elicitated their very own poem.
Ekphrastic means writings in response to images.

Where I am from

Where I am from I am from the dark soil of vineyards first seeded by Roman conquerors and still yielding a famous Riesling on the high slopes of the Rhine River. I am from the dimmed hopes of parents who … Continue reading

Posted in Ekphrastica (Photos & Poems), Healing Ourselves and the Planet | Tagged , , , , | 12 Comments

Happy New Year

May your glass always be at least half full. May it be filled with nourishment when you are thirsty, something refreshing when you are hot, something warming when you are cold. May you give what you don’t need to another. … Continue reading

Posted in Ekphrastica (Photos & Poems), Musings | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 36 Comments

Earth Prayers

Yesterday, the snow had melted, and the fields glinted golden in the late afternoon light. This morning, I came across a poem by Wilfred Pelletier and Ted Poole that seemed to be the perfect match: Wherever you are is home … Continue reading

Posted in Ekphrastica (Photos & Poems), Healing Ourselves and the Planet | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Beauty of the Night

Luna Moth Dream now until daylight wanes Pale green beauty of the night Soon you rise on silken wings To consummate your mating flight.

Posted in Animals and Critters, Ekphrastica (Photos & Poems) | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 17 Comments

Sunday Stills: Cold as Ice

Here is the poem again, if you cannot read it on a small screen: Bare Bones Frozen night slides into hazy blues. Trees and grasses holding in standing firm. Stiff outer armor Soft dreaming inward Waiting knowing waiting Bare bones … Continue reading

Posted in Ekphrastica (Photos & Poems), Sunday Stills | Tagged , , , , , , , | 8 Comments