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Vale Perficientur

An Ekphrastic Haiku

By D. J. ReddallPublished about a month ago 1 min read
Arnold Böcklin, "Self-Portrait with Death Playing the Fiddle," 1872⁠

Do it as if this

Is your last chance to do this

Well, for it may be

Ekphrastic

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D. J. Reddall

I write because my time is limited and my imagination is not.

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Comments (6)

  • Gerard DiLeoabout a month ago

    Perfect. But he should have practiced, obviously, when he was alive. After all, it's the only way you can get to Carnegie Hall when you're alive.

  • Hannah Mooreabout a month ago

    I'm going to the garden centre this morning. I shall carry this close....

  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarranabout a month ago

    And that's how we should live life. Always be kind to others! Loved your poem!

  • Rachel Deemingabout a month ago

    I never hear the fiddle but sometimes, I think I hear his skeletal breathing.

  • angela hepworthabout a month ago

    Interesting and insightful as always! Question - what does ekphrastic mean?

  • Emos Sibu Poriei (Kaya)about a month ago

    Very interesting!

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