November sky Written by Ellen Grace Olinger November sky tree branches and the moon Ellen Grace Olinger We also enjoy the country roads. Monet – courtesy of wpclipart Like this:Like Loading... 10 thoughts on “November sky” Enjoyed! I wrote two ekphrastic haiku about Monet’s haybales, here’s one of them: Monet’s Haystacks a group of crows tug at twilight Alan Summers Publications credits: Asahi Shimbun (Japan 2010) http://area17.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/selection-of-ekphrastic-haiku-from.html warm regards, Alan LikeLiked by 1 person Dear Alan, Thank you LikeLiked by 1 person Dear Ellen, You might be interested in this new book: Ekphrasis Between Image and Word Paintings by Maria Pierides. Haiku responses by Stella Pierides Fruit Dove Press 2017 with an Afterword by Alan Summers https://fruitdovepress.com EXTRACT from the Afterword asphodels— where memories meet and separate Stella Pierides’ response to the painting Spring walk, endless fields When we attempt ekphrastic forays, into the landscape of painting, haiku could be seen as two brushstrokes frozen in mid-air. Or, using another analogy, while attempting to capture the energy of painting, it’s not unlike the techniques made famous in The Matrix movie; freeze frames that an actor moves around, at will, while everyone and everything else is an individual ‘still life,’ or an intimate and suspended panorama. – Alan Summers, co-founder, Call of the Page And my feature on ekphrasis: http://area17.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/ekphrasis-poetry-and-art-and-when-haiku.html warm regards, Alan LikeLike Dear Alan, Thank you. I bought Of This World by Stella Pierides this year, from Red Moon Press. The cover painting is by Maria Pierides. The new book you mention must be beautiful, and thank you for sharing your work. LikeLiked by 1 person I love your poem paired with Monet’s haystacks. LikeLike Thank you LikeLiked by 1 person aloha Ellen. very cool on your November sky haiku. this panting is a long time favorite. it fascinates me how with so much yellow in it, it still has the chilly feel of winter, even tho i understand why. very fun. aloha r. LikeLike Dear Rick, Thank you. I had not thought about the yellow in the painting . . . LikeLiked by 1 person November lives in faith of spring, holds summers fond memories of summers goodness … LikeLike Thank you and blessings LikeLike Comments are closed.