Ecphrasis has been considered generally to be a rhetorical device in which one medium of art tries to relate to another medium by defining and describing its essence and form, and in doing so, relate more directly to "you", the audience through its illuminative liveliness. A descriptive work of prose or one of poetry, a film, or even a photograph may thus highlight through its rhetorical vividness what is happening, or what is shown in, say, any of the visual arts, and in doing so, may enhance the original art and so take on a life of its own through its brilliant description. One example is a painting of a sculpture: the painting is "telling the story of" the sculpture, and so becoming a storyteller, as well as a story (work of art) itself. Virtually any type of artistic media may be the actor of, or subject of Ecphrasis, with some exceptions. One cannot make an accurate sculpture of a book to enhance the artistic impact of the book itself. One could, however, describe a sculpture in a book with successful synergy.
The center of our universe rises
Shattering the darkness
Golds, yellows, reds—brilliant oranges
Regifted by the source of light
Hung in a photography gallery under an inspiring photograph near the Gulf of Mexico
Berreitter Photography & Gallery
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|Reviewed by Richard Bowers
|It begins it. I have been here before, as I could tell.
For finding: that myself I have reborn
But not seen, is forever to persist
To gather around the seasons of space with the everlastingness of event
With the layered energy as it is made of things.
Into the logical fiber of the tribute: a thought arises
And stays on course, slowly progressing, not done.
By fear: the fear that’s been since forever,
In the same space the inseparable normal good
Being passed through mankind
Came accessible to me: I fade into remoteness
|Reviewed by Rebecca Brae
|This poem is like the first honeyed sip of well aged wine. Amazing!|
|Reviewed by Stanley Alston
|Thoughtful and eye opening to another point of physical visibility, while preserving the essence of the beginning.
|Reviewed by Cindy Tuttle
That is SO beautiful!I have just started writing poetry. If you have a chance coud you read one or two, and would be glad for any suggestions. Like I say, I have just started, and I am sure have much to learn. Again- a beautiful poem!Do you have any suggestions for trying to get a traditional publisher? I know it is very hard, but I am going to try. Thanks.
|Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson
|Beautiful images in this captivating poem.......M|
|Reviewed by Barbara Smith
|Enjoyed this a great deal...loved the pictures too!|