30 Poems in 30 Days

30 Poems in 30 Days
A Project for National Poetry Writing Month

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Day 24 -- Medieval Ekphrastic

So, I've gotten a bit behind this week, but here's the Day 24 draft of an ekphrastic poem in response to marginalia from a medieval manuscript:

Dragon Music

give me a lightning-spiked sky
and I scuttle under
demon dreams, wry prophesy
heart's blunder

give me a note, hatchet-shaped
hanging on a wire
I tongue that plea for 'scaped grace
in fiery choirs

oh my scales, spine-thorned
wretch, gold and blue
and thus adorned
is my love for you