For today’s prompt, readers of the Poetic Asides Blog have been challenged to write an ekphrastic poem. An ekphrastic poem is a poem inspired by art.
The painting posted here is Hugo Possner, Apples and Box Still Life, 1912. Why did I chose apples? Why did I chose these apples? Read my poem. It’s simple and perhaps unimpressive, but the image inspired a thought and the thought made me smile.
Hugo Possner, Apples and Box Still Life, 1912
into the possibilities
from their box,
tripping, each cheek
red: rucus and holler.