Today's ekphrastic cherita is part of the challenge I've set for myself for National Poetry Month. I'm featuring the artwork of women artists, many of whom never received the respect they deserved during their lifetimes. Each piece of art will be paired with a cherita.
"The Poet's Voice" (1923) by Alice Bailly [1872-1938].
the poet's voice
reaches the ears
of the crowd
for some an oracle
for others never getting
beyond the auricle*
© Diane Mayr, all rights reserved.
Thanks to Lee for guiding listeners' (and readers') ears (and eyes) to poetry, and for helping shape poets' words so that they survive the passage to brains and hearts. And here's to Poetry Friday participants who share their love of poetry and poets!
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*Auricle = the outer ear