The first prompt for NaPoWriMo (National Poetry Writing Month) is to write an Ekphrastic Poem. Ekphrasis is the description of a piece of art.
One of my favorite artists is Alice Zhang. Some of her works on pop culture are simply wonderful. I am using this work of hers which is titled as “An Ocean of Oil”
but know that I shall sow the seeds
of vengeance,spite and envy
and wait. Patiently.
I shall water them, nurture them
and let them grow in to big large trees .
And when then when they bear fruits,
I shall set the whole thing on fire.
I shall watch it burn,
and with it
burn every bit of this place to ash.
When there is nothing else left to burn,
I shall finally dance.
Thanks to Janaki for telling me about NaPoWriMo
15 thoughts on “On fire”
Wow 🙂 that is all I cansay for now
Love it and fab:)
The images were stark, but you can arrange them into stanzas. Would flow beautifully then!
Thank you for the feedback 🙂 Will try
A bow. And it is always a pleasure to encourage friends.
Seamlessly expressed. Somewhere I felt we as humans do exactly the same thing..
We all have the same basic urges
Intense! I admire you for writing poetry, doing NaPoWriMo with the #atozchallenge. Poetry is always a hard genre for me to write in. I always want to rhyme. Maybe I should stop listening to Hip Hop!
You win all day!!!!
Cristina from Filling my Prayer Closet
Thank you for those words of praise 😀
The poem flows effortlessly. It depicts the picture really well.
Thank you 🙂
I love the artwork ! Of course the words too…
You should check her other works.. Marvelous
I should !