Young Girls Reading

The prompt for Day 6 of PAD 2016 was to write an  ekphrastic poem. An ekphrastic poem is a poem inspired by art. My poem was inspired by A Young Girl Reading by Jean-Honore Fragonard. When we saw the original painting, my daughters were 19 and almost 12.


Young Girls Reading

When you girls were young
an eight-by-ten of
A Young Girl Reading
hung on the bedroom wall
I would look at her
and see you both
curled up somewhere
book in hand
then one day
in the National Gallery of Art
there it was
and we marveled
at the kinship we felt
with that girl in the yellow dress

You can read more ekphrastic poems at Writer’s Digest  2016 April PAD Challenge: Day 6


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