Ekphrastic poem – “the kiss”

the kiss - ekphrastick poem
Ekphrastic poem – a poem inspired by or about a work of art.
Poem by Dawn Anderson
Inspired by “The kiss” by artist Aureleo Rosano

She met him walking along the grassy bank of a silvery stream. The dappled light from the small woods at creak’s edge set waves of gold in her hair and sprung in her the urge to hum a little tune. He quietly fished upriver. His drifting fly taking his eye downstream to her. The breath caught in his throat at the sight of the girl he had seen only in his dreams.

They knew at first clasp of their eyes; they knew each other’s ancient hearts and fell into a quiet, strong love, a love like spider silk, sinewy and tensile, strong with a touch so gentle and soft like moonlight.

They came together without a word, just drawn to one another as if returning from a long trip. She lifted her chin and parted her sweet lips, and he met those lips with a bonding kiss welding their fates together. The two became one in the kiss; their feet in the gentle current and their bodies flowing together like ribbons round a maypole.


About createthedawn

Dawn’s calling is for her poetry to “light the gloomy corners of the world.” She writes custom poems life events important to you. Dawn also facilitates writing workshops both online and face-to-face, is a dynamic speaker on inspiration, innovation, change, and healing. Dawn believes in the power of poetry to process, to focus, to align, and to find our way to happiness and fulfillment. Thus, her business and her blog are called: create the dawn.
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4 Responses to Ekphrastic poem – “the kiss”

  1. I really enjoyed your style in this one Dawn, I’ve read so many verse poems that this blew me away. The flow is subtle and deft and you have painted a beautiful story. My favourite line is “a love like spider silk, sinewy and tensile, strong with a touch so gentle” because of the soft and hard focus, it is cleverly worded. I look forward to exploring more of your pieces. Also, inspired blog name too 🙂


  2. Of the subject, Lego mini-figs rock.


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