Day 30, Ekphrastic Challenge, My poem, Rainbow Dreams

Day 30 inspired by all three works. This is the final day of the month-long challenge. This is a san san.

Rainbow Dreams

A rainbow in my dreams–
cantaloupe sky, pink quartz beach, and light-drenched trees
dripping green, gold, blue. Here birds stop to perch
on chromatic rocks. Yet nothing remains as it seems–
shadows come, even within dreams, my mind sees
but also alters. Gulls become robins whose birdsong brings
dawn-light to forest—now, color-spray the birch
with rainbow stripes and feathers. In dreams, my heart sings.

Thank you to Paul Brookes for hosting this April Ekphrastic Challenge. It has been a wonderful experience. 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! I’m giving them a round of applause–and also one for the other poets! 👏

36 thoughts on “Day 30, Ekphrastic Challenge, My poem, Rainbow Dreams

  1. This poem is in a different form to your usual ones, as if the prompt was being difficult. I had trouble getting it going. I think there was too much in the three images to deal with in one poem. So lush all those images. You’ve almost made a catalogue of colours!

  2. Here and for all other poems, I feel the need of a LOVE Click option. Beautiful imagery superb composition – I feel so honored and much joyful-Thanks to Mr Paul Brookes for the unique opportunity to share my digital reflections, and to all the talented writers and poets.Thank you profoundly Poet Merril D Smith.

  3. Beautiful!
    I like to see the art before I read your poem…but the “here” is not hot.
    Nonetheless, a vivid write. Thank you, Merril!

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