TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 281, 7/19/22 #Ekphrastic #PhotoPromp.

#TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 281, 7/19/22 #Ekphrastic #PhotoPrompt


This challenge explores Ekphrastic poetry, inspired by visual art or photographs. Now, we can see this is a statue, so get creative and think about what this statue could represent. Think about imagery and symbolism… then select a form and craft your poem!

The Lovers Meet

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This week I have written an Acrostic Nonet linked to a mirror Nonet. The Acrostic part spells The Lovers, the second part, the mirrored Nonet is about Ghosts of the station that are seen on the plynth of the statue.

The hub, central point, the place to meet.
Heartbeat of the living station
Everlasting friendships made
Lonely hearts will apply
Open minds still try
Vast crowds rush by
Earnest vows
Type of
Ghosts lie low
Unseen by us
Excavators of
Tunnels and trenches watch
As life goes scurrying by
Women who waited and manned jobs
All watch together as people meet.

38 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ritu
    Jul 19, 2022 @ 08:05:02

    Love it, Sis!


  2. indishe
    Jul 19, 2022 @ 13:27:31

    Loved the flow of words


  3. Colleen Chesebro: WordCraftPoetry
    Jul 19, 2022 @ 16:31:28

    I love the ghosts of the station, Willow. The statue is called “The Lovers?” It definitely seems reminiscent of WWII. I’m loving the poetry everyone is coming up with. All different viewpoints. 💜


  4. Marje @ Kyrosmagica
    Jul 19, 2022 @ 18:11:55

    Striking photo and great poetic interpretation Willow. ❤ x


  5. Lisa
    Jul 19, 2022 @ 18:36:46

    Love the ghosts of excavators watching!


  6. Dale
    Jul 19, 2022 @ 19:26:06

    Very nicely done, Willow! Like Lisa, I love the ghosts of excavators.


  7. Dale
    Jul 19, 2022 @ 21:26:54



  8. Carol anne
    Jul 20, 2022 @ 08:56:49

    brilliant, willow! Great poetry! ❤


  9. balroop2013
    Jul 20, 2022 @ 16:32:16

    I love how these two poems merge into the past and present and speak of two contradictory emotions…also looks beyond the statue! Insightful indeed!


  10. yvettemcalleiro
    Jul 20, 2022 @ 21:27:59

    That was beautiful, Willow! And I love how you combined the acrostic poem with the first nonet. Well done! 🙂


  11. Gwen M. Plano
    Jul 25, 2022 @ 17:36:43

    This is incredible, Willow. I love how you’ve poem construction and the story it creates.


  12. Jules
    Jul 25, 2022 @ 19:07:07

    Your verse reminded me of a lovely TV movie – one of the last Betty White was in? Every Valentines day she would go to the train station to see if her beloved would be coming home. Eventually it was arranged – though she was old and her love was in a drapped coffin… (died in some war).


  13. dgkaye
    Jul 25, 2022 @ 23:55:51

    A wonderful photo Willow. And your poem was beautifully fitting ❤


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