Urban Ekphrastic Poem: In the Air

In this urban Ekphrastic Poem, “In the Air.”

So many times we hold ourselves back from success, or opportunities. Why do we let a little thing called doubt stop us? Thinking we are not good enough, a few days ago, I submitted a poem to a professional online journal, the fella emailed back saying my poetry isn’t good enough, it didn’t speak to him. At first, I was bummed, but then I thought about it for a moment.

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Then I said to myself, “Who the heck is he, he’s just an opinion of someone who’s got his own ideas of how poetry should be written, it doesn’t mean his thoughts are perfect, or imperfect. It just means my poetry doesn’t fit into his per spectrum or criteria.

I know of myself, and what I can achieve and write, so I will be diligent and find other professional online journals to accept my poetry. I am stubborn. Yet, I am willing to learn a new mindset to perfect an art.

In this digital art piece, here’s is what I’ve come to surmise in the viewing of what I have created. Hope you enjoy! Never give up on something you enjoy or love to do, it might be your future to success.

Urban Ekphrastic Poem: In the Air

Uncover a sky
from white.
Tuck it inside my eye.
I don’t want to stand here.

I want to fly.

I want to soar the wings
out of my arms,
Swoop them out
of feathers,
Move a screech out
of your mouth
and it’ll come out
of the blue.
Airborne a freedom from
your soul
and it’ll escalate
and rise like a phoenix
you’ve never seen.

Yourself aeronautical.

Don’t let the dove be befuddled by
your exhilaration if
found, is nothing but your heart
Full of regrets.

©Linda J. Wolff 2017
|In the Air|
An urban ekphrastic poem

What is Ekphrastic Poem?

Poets.org expresses it like this: Ekphrastic poems are now understood to focus only on works of art—usually paintings, photographs, or statues. And new ekphrastic poems have shrugged off antiquity’s obsession with an elaborate description, and instead have tried to interpret, inhabit, confront, and speak to their subjects.


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22 thoughts on “Urban Ekphrastic Poem: In the Air

  1. Hey there, I’m feeling your poems here and I think I will need some help from you.I read you your poems and find some ryms and punches. I’m an underground musician,I do rap music and I want to know if you can write rap music for me. Thank you Abeiku

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  2. Getting your work out there is not easy. In today’s age we can share it online (ex. here), but it still can be hard to get “recognized”. However, I have found, that it depends on who the person reading is (does it resonate with him/ her). HOWEVER, from personal experience, various things can influence liking something today, but not having liked it yesterday, or not liking it today. Do you know what I mean? Sometimes we are just more… emotionally open than other times.
    If the above was a bit of rambling, disregard all but – “don’t get discouraged”. Personal tastes are personal tastes.

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  3. Oh, I wanted to add (I hate it that I just can’t edit my already posted comment) that sometimes we write about something specific for us. Something that makes sense to us at that very moment. But if someone does not know what exactly you were feeling/ writing about, it can be difficult to accept.

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  4. Your poem is beautiful, so wishing for you to fly, and be recognised in the sky. And I so much adore your wondrous artwork, probably said that before, but that doesn’t matter I’ll keep saying in. And Yes, just keep your submissions going, I throw my submissions where ever I can.

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  5. This spoke to me and your art work and poetry is filled with a beautiful message.

    Never give up and I have been down this road a lot of times. I get rejected by many because my work to them is weird or they don’t get it. I would get depressed and angry. But, out of that anger came inspiration within and I love what I do best and I write for me.

    I feel exactly how you feel my friend. I’m here for you if you need a friend to talk to.

    Excellent write. 🙂

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