Napowrimo(24/30)- Ekphrasis poem- using Marginalia of Medieval Manuscripts

Here is
the best kept secret
of the Earth
A story that
needs to be told
and retold until
It has been
Internalized

Ocean,
billions of years ago,
Within those waves
a single cell microbe
evolved and forever
changed
how life will be
on Earth

A tiny
bacteria,
found a new way
to use sunlight
to survive
to produce oxygen
and changed life on
Earth forever

An odd combination
of microbes
made the first
fish.
Alone, in the vastness
of ocean
she figured out
how to survive!

A Red Algae
refused to
divide into two
She started mating and
produced
her own kind
and revolutionized
procreation!

A little plant
exiled
from the sea
outcasted
on to the land
stuck itself in sand
took a firm stand
and survived!

A little Fish
lost
on the land
let her fins become
limbs
survived,
thrived
and evolved

A little Fish
mutated,
on the land
started a new race
called ” The Amphibians”
Reptiles,
the first kings
that walked on the land

It has always
been about
survival
those who
welcomed the change
with
open arms
survived and thrived!

Those who refused
to change
have been extinct
and are gone
Thus we must embrace
the change
and let evolution
take place!

Challenge today was to write a poem of Ekphrasis (a poem inspired by a work of art) using the Marginalia of medieval manuscripts.

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About AQ

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2 Responses to Napowrimo(24/30)- Ekphrasis poem- using Marginalia of Medieval Manuscripts

  1. Cara Hartley says:

    Your poem and the artwork fit perfectly together.

    Liked by 1 person

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