Bleak Love

My poem, ‘Bleak Love’, has been published in PASH capsule, a very cool Facebook site with a focus on love (the good and the bad), and poetry. Please check it out!  (And many thanks to editor Stuart Barnes.)

My Ekphrasis Was A Fraud: Or Was It?

Which came first, the picture or the poem?  In the case of a short verse I recently wrote, it was the poem. (A rather bleak one, which I paired with this picture by Scottish artist Thomas Faed, entitled ‘Faults on Both Sides’).  No dissimulation was intended and yet, when readers mistakenly assumed I had written an ekphrasis, I did not immediately …