Here is another in my series of occasional ekphrastic poems (ekphrasis is art about art, in this case, poetry inspired by a painting). The artist, Thomas Cooper Gotch (1854–1931) painted some interesting pictures, a number of which are available for viewing online. One that I find particularly striking is titled, "The Child in the World." What a stylistic difference between it and "The Orchard" above!
The Round-Up this week is being held at Poet! Poet!