Write a poem about the visual object itself, or what the art speaks to you as a writer.

Ekphrasis is a Greek cognate that refers to a written description in response to a visual work of art. Poets often utilize the term to refer to poetry that is a response or reaction to a given piece of art. For this exercise, we will be writing Ekphrasis poems of our own, following the steps below:

1) Locate a visual work of art to base your poem on. It may be a painting, drawing,
sculpture, garment, film clip, or any other visual medium that inspires you.

2) Write a poem about the visual object itself, or what the art speaks to you as a writer.

You have completely free rein over the content of the poem. Try to write at least 10 lines, remembering the key elements of sound, arrangement, image, and meaning.

Be sure to include a copy of the visual art in addition to the poem for your poetry
collection.