caws and effect

Linda tends dVerse Poets Pub today and invites us to write ekphrastic poetry inspired by the artwork of Jackie Hurlbert…


sassy young redhead named penelope
decides who in the world she wants to be

dark ravens perch upon each shoulder
speaking words that make girl feel bolder

independent defiance paints hot lips
her arms cross tight or hands on hips

fiery moods untamed, doesn’t give a care
determination steeps in eyes that stare

penelope’s ravens sing rebellious song
this teen believes ravens make her strong!

(but raven words may spell trouble
and raven beaks may burst her bubble)



“Conspiring With Ravens”