Thursday, October 15, 2009
The experience writing the ekphrasis poem was much more enjoyable then writing the object poem. The poetry I tend to write and that I am comfortable with writing tends to be about the world around me or how I am feeling at that particular moment. My subject for the ekphrasis poem was the LOVE park statue in Love Park. Since the statue is a large part of Philadelphia and the statue is part of a park. Instead of looking directly at the artwork itself I looked at how the artwork reacted with its environment and the environment in turn reacted to the artwork. I looked at the park as the canvas. This added a unique look I believe on the outlook of the poem. The style of ekphrasis poem is without a doubt much easier then an object poem as you can bring yourself into the experience.