At dVerse Merril is hosting Poetics with an invitation to write an Ekphrastic Poem using any one of four paintings of Wind.
The Painting I chose is Joseph Farquharson’s ‘Cauld Blaws The Wind Frae East To West’ 1888 (Public Domain)
“Kites rise against, not with, the wind.” Lewis Mumford
Together We Rise Wind shears rose against us tearing our bodies, ravaging our faces, we cut a pathetic scene as we bent long in cold, wet, miserable exhaustion, occasionally glancing back to the valley of tears below where the wind from the east spoke ill and forced us to rise this treacherous mountain track. There is no refuge in wind, hot or cold it is always contrary to the prevailing feeling, rattling the windows of our thoughts, unravelling our long memorised histories; far better that we drag ourselves onwards over the precipice of hope, than remain in the misery below, come, keep up, together we rise. Copyright 2022 ©Paul Vincent Cannon All Rights Reserved ®