Day Nine: Ekphrastic Challenge

For Paul Brookes’ Special January Ekphrastic Challenge, Day 9, I’m responding to “Ennui with eye “(KR) and “Ignore the real world forever” (MH).

I’m weary of the grey January sky–
the pewter-plated clouds simmer in gloom
but never warm, despite their chafing, and
their mumbling conversations drone on endlessly,
causing the wind to bite in reply. And I–

I want to ignore the real—this forever-frost that beckons
with a glistening smile, and then attacks with fierce lion claws,
pinking my skin, but

I want color,
bright red blooms and blue horses,
grazing on emerald grass. I want to wake
from a summer dream,
to a robin gathering golden rays into song.

44 thoughts on “Day Nine: Ekphrastic Challenge

  1. We’ve had more overcast skies than blue skies lately so I’m totally with you on wanting bright red blooms and blue horses 🙂 I love the image of clouds chafing … I never thought of clouds in that way, and with all that chafing, we just get hypothermia weather 😉

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