Friday, October 26, 2007



Quite thrilled! A friend taught me a new word today- ekphrastic!
What it is? A kind of poetry.Awesome, this take is, a kind of tangent, an interpretation of an interpretation, a leap into the blue!





Wheat field, Auvers, van Gogh


ekphrastic?
A salute, of sorts,
shorthand
words mumbled, scatter, trail away
a wish, a sigh
captured for a bit, edgy
black on white.
my eye, distanced, views
past life filters and bills
azure blue, spring sunlight, a field of green

in a grim city night.

10 comments:

mystic rose said...

quite your style.. :)

CRUSTYBEEF said...

beautiful!!
Love the Van Gogh big fan of the art!!
Always,
Crusty~

AmitL said...

Hi,Austy..that sounded like a Hinglish word...breaking it up,it'd be Ek-phrase-tic..i.e. someone fond of composing a single phrase.:)

Correct me if I'm wrong,but,is the Van Gogh post edited and made into this one??

AmitL said...

Ah,IC-this is an add-on to the prev. post.:)

austere said...

mystic, crusty- when I read about this form, you were the people I thought of, this is way up your street!
crusty- ty. Am quite besotted by the man.

amit- :) haan haan and engleees owes its origins to Hindi as well! Struck with Ek phrase, eh. this is an artist's interpretation of, ode to, salute maar key of the previous post. Vaise you make up a poyemn from the emotions that strike you when you see a work of art. Dubai- those towers of steel and glass next? write!

Portia said...

yes, i thought it sounded quite natural in your style. i love what you do with it. thank you for sharing:)

CRUSTYBEEF said...

awwwwwwwwww, why thank you!!! I like that other poem too, the one that was put in my inbox...quite well I must say!!! Hope Monday finds you with a hop hop in your step!! :)
Always,
Crusty~

austere said...

portia,crusty- *reddens*
ty...hmm what poyemn, crusty

Princess Haiku said...

I like what you have done with this rather unusual word. I found you via mystic rose and glad that I stopped for a visit.

austere said...

princessa
delighted to have you drop by.
the frescos on thy walls are dazzling too.