Looking for Clues: Ekphrastic Challenge, Day 11

One step forward, round and round,
the labyrinth circles—go or stay?
In the in-between, are answers found?
Past finds future. What is the way?

The labyrinth circles—go or stay?
She’s a shadow figure lost in blues,
Past finds future. What is the way?
Where are the clues?

She’s a shadow figure lost in blues
in her mind-forests, she searches dreams–
where are the clues?
Nothing here is as it seems,

in the in-between. Are answers found
in her mind-forests? She searches dreams–
but nothing here is as it seems–
just one step forward, round and round.

For Paul Brookes’ Ekphrastic Challenge. I decided to change it up a bit, so I wrote a pantoum this time to reflect the circles of Kerfe’s work. I revised it a bit from the one posted on Paul’s site–but these are all rough drafts. I couldn’t quite work in John Law’s work for this one. You can see all the art and read all the poems here.

32 thoughts on “Looking for Clues: Ekphrastic Challenge, Day 11

  1. I had the same thought as I read this Merril: this form is perfection for this image and the message. Brilliant choice, flawlessly delivered.

  2. At the risk of repeating what everyone else has already said, the pantoum goes perfectly with Kerfe’s image, and I like how you blended Jane Cornwell’s image in too. Love the meditative quality of the poem 🙂

  3. Pingback: Looking for Clues – Yesterday and today: Merril's historical musings

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