In this final Poetry Portal for the year we offer you an image of “Wings” as inspiration. It was painted in the early 18th century by the French painter Nicolas Vleughels. Wings evoke flight, angels and birds. Soul and Psyche have wings. Plato declared that “The function of the wing is to take what is heavy and raise it up into the region above where the gods dwell.” With wings we can look at things from both the perspective of heaven and earth at the same time. We hope that this image will inspire you to write a poem in our Ekphrasis tradition. Please send your poems to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 15, 2106
A heartfelt thank you to everyone who submitted a poem for the last “Invite to Write” inspired by the image of the “Veil,” which you can read here. It is always a delight and deeply moving to read your submissions.