Ekphrastic Poetry

  • Posted by Dr. Thomas Davison on December 15, 2021 at 8:14 pm

    Ekphrastic poetry is defined as….

    “An ekphrastic poem is based on a work of art. Usually, ekphrastic poems are written about a painting, but they can also be based on a sculpture, an object, or even architecture. A famous example is John Keats ’ poem “Ode on a Grecian Urn.”

    Keats took one look at a couple painted on the urn and created an entire story about their lives together.

    Whenever I become ‘stuck’ for creative ideas, a painting, a picture, a sculpture, always helps me. I have been fortunate and published quite a few poems in this sub-genre. If interested, copy and paste this link to see one of mine.


    Thoughts anyone?

    Dr. Thomas Davison replied 2 years, 3 months ago 1 Member · 0 Replies
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