|Sea Spectator - Cynthia Slyker|
Do you see it all
from your perch above the churning waters
humans carelessly degrading the environment
the floating fields of jetsam
ensnaring the legs of your brethren
the coatings of oil fouling your feathers?
Does it make you angry
that people so foolishly flout
the interconnectedness of our species
the precariousness of nature’s balance
the fragility of our joint health?
Do you wonder
when you must fly farther through overfished waters
when your ancestral foods now taste of toxins
when your thin eggshells crack so quickly…….
what kind of world your offspring will inherit…….
As I do?
Ekphrastic poems are vivid verbal descriptions of a work of art. Fifteen different poets each came to the aRt Cottage to pick one pieces from each of the 15 artists in the show. We'll be sharing the poetry here on the blog over the next several days - enjoy!