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Ekphrastic Poems

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Hi all. Here are the images I used to stimulate your Ekphrastic imaginations the other day (what the hell is that say some- but they are the un-initiated ones!) Let them find out here. So if you are keen, willing and able why don't you post/ copy your ekphrastic poem into THIS Blog [as a comment].... let's get a collection of them happening right here under these three stunning images. And remember click twice and thrice to get a close-up of the images themselves:

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Date:April 23rd, 2008 06:44 am (UTC)
Hi All! Here is my attempt at an Ekphrastic. Unfortunately the formatting and colours have been lost in my paste but you can see it at emmadircks.livejournal.com. I think these elements definitely add to it. Shapes and Colours of lucid form Brush strokes swoosh, swarm form pictures of hue. Soft and concurrent is the backdrop for this mess slender and long strokes contrast the chaotic foreground spackled with colour We can see ourselves in this mess pick apart and dissect or mix ourselves up again and be lost in the colour of the landscape Words by Emma Dircks
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Date:April 23rd, 2008 01:04 pm (UTC)

My attempt on Ekphrastic style! =)

I chose the Landscape by John Geleeson to try intertextuality/ekphrastic style.

Her it goes;

yes peace,
or pieces?

dancing in a flower garden...

one, two

arising from the dark,

green, green, green.

flying cloud in the paths
rolling alon the seashore.

crossing, crossing faster...

a sudden


crumbling, crumbling,
touching the sun, the trees
the day light...

swiss.... swiss... swiss.

la la la
purple purple purple

Lavander, yes you are.
faster faster faster...

Like a Ballerina...

You're a rollercoaster.


Love, Peace and Respect!

Carpe diem!

Dilek Bayram

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Date:April 26th, 2008 09:54 am (UTC)

My attempt!!

hi everyone, here is my colourful attempt at ekphrastic poetry. The artwork I chose was John Gleeson's Landscape, enjoy! :)


Circuses of colourful spirals unravel in their beauty,
as the vast atmosphere illuminates an
overwhelming burst;
as colours drown with each other,
as the spiralling playfulness embodies each
manic circle;
as the beast wildly strangles
the purple
the sky
and the madness.

By Rebecca Akrivos

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Date:May 21st, 2008 05:03 am (UTC)

'Death of a Salesman' Info.

G'day MG,
I found a video of a brief insight into information on the production of 'Death of a Salesman' that we saw at the seymour centre- if you want to see it the link is- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSFXnXJrNqM

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