This may be a first for me – an ekphrastic video poem. I’m not sure if it’s a complete work, or if it’s just a work-in-progress. It’s inspired by a clay sculpture by Claudia McGill (who also writes poetry). I’ve been wanting to write something around the piece for the past few weeks. Looking at it this morning, I just let the shape and patterns take me where they would, and I put together the video this afternoon.
(Thank you, Claudia.)
More Than Lip Service
Never just black and white,
there are many sides to the blues.
What is a door that opens, if you don’t enter it?
Or a rose, without water?
Enter, and I will water your rose,
scale any height to stay by your side.
This is more than lip service,
the many facets coming to you in turns.
What I reveal is already there
for the knowing.