NaPoWrimo: Get Set

I’ve decided to participate in National Poetry Writing Month again, this year. I started with yesterday’s “Get Set” challenge:

The prompt for all you early birds is an ekphrastic poem – a poem inspired by or about a work of art. There’s no rules on the form for an ekphrastic poem, so you could write a sonnet or a haiku or free verse. Some well-known ekphrastic poems include Rilke’s Archaic Torso of Apollo and Keats’ Ode on a Grecian Urn. But ekphrastic poetry is alive and well today, too, as your efforts today will reflect.

 

For Her Pride

For her pride she ventures out;
Guardian strong, with poise and grace.
Success will come. There is no doubt,
for her pride.

Enshrined by others from this place
and by those you’ll find throughout
the world. They’re hers – she will embrace.

In snow and storm she looks about
for those with whom she shares a trace
of spirit. She stands, we shout –
for her pride.

 

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About ewdupler

Gene is an avid outdoorsman, loves reading and is known to put pen to paper (well, he types) as an amateur poet.
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