My first ekphrastic poem
Inspired by Gerard Richter’s ‘Abstract iii’
My fingers brush across the keys Clickety clack, clickety clack Symbols appear upon the screen Clackety click, clickety I've nothing else but what I mean Clackety Through The middle What changes most is color scheme Two in one, two in one Black cloud travels to the right One in two, one Explodes in red like ruptured heart Two, one, BLAM!
A d’Verse poetics prompt:
As instructed by Laura at d’Verse, the first half of my ekphrastic poem was written before I had seen the painting itself, but only with the title of the painting in mind.
After seeing Gerard Richter’s painting, I wrote ‘Through the middle’ and then went on to write the second half of my poem.