03.03.22 dVerse Ekphrastic Poetry

Featured painting is by Joseph Farquharson "The Cauld Blaws the Wind Frae East to West" (1888)
Featured painting is by Joseph Farquharson "The Cauld Blaws the Wind Frae East to West" (1888)

A Poem Inspired By Joseph Farquharson’s Painting

A Slip Against the Wind

The sky is white
as pork fat, the heather
burnt by cold.
A mother and three bairn
inch steps against the wind.
March on, their mother says,
March until it’s spring.
A mother and three bairn
are a slip against the wind.


for dVerse Poets Ekphrastic March prompt. Featured painting is by Joseph Farquharson “The Cauld Blaws the Wind Frae East to West” (1888) ©Misky 2022 Shared with #amwriting on Twitter

20 responses to “03.03.22 dVerse Ekphrastic Poetry”

  1. Beautiful!!!!!!!! Is barn like bairn? Anyway, this is so beautiful. Concise, precise, spectacular

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    1. Oh my, thanks. Spelling error. Fixed. ❤️

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  2. If a picture paints a thousand words; Misky conjures a thousand images. Superb.

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    1. Aah thanks, Hobbo!

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      1. Bienvenue, mon amie!

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  3. Mindblower.
    I fear their wind will blow them further and further apart

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  4. Magnificent mix Misku. Fortitude and survival, love the pork fat sky and how that fat sustains through hardship. Bravo!

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  5. So beautifully descriptive, That pork fat sky! You can feel their struggle.

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    1. Thanks so much!

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  6. And so we do, and must. (K)

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  7. This is gorgeous, Misky!

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    1. Thank you, Helen. ❤️

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  8. Powerful writing Misky!!!!

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  9. You so eloquently capture the sensations of the long march into spring!

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    1. Thank you, Ingrid! ❤️

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