Day 9, Ekphrastic Challenge, My Poem Harbors and Tables

Inspired by all three Day 9 images.

Harbors and Tables

The pistons hop and engines throb,
the business of business never stops,
and the busyness of jobs
and people-flow

to the harbor where
machines whirl, and spin, and drum
the daytime hums and hustles
the nighttime bustles,
lights in rainbow colors
call

to windows above–
the young girls sees
only the dazzle and gaiety.
When she’s told to come to the table,
she gentles her doll into a cradle–
all the color and light now reflected in a
a meal prepared and shared—

in the hustle and bustle of a dinner table,
find love as bright as harbor lights.

I am once again participating in Paul Brookes’ April Ekphrastic Challenge. Each day, I will post my poem(s) here. You can see the art and read the other responses by going to Paul’s site here.

The artists are Gaynor Kane, John Phandal Law, and Anjum Wasim Dar. Thank you for your wonderful  and inspiring art!

15 thoughts on “Day 9, Ekphrastic Challenge, My Poem Harbors and Tables

  1. I love that you got this out of those images. You really brought them together so well. Work to put food on the table to help children grow…

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