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

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