I'm a little behind schedule this week, so I'm especially excited to share author Colleen Chesebro's new challenge with you today. She has invited interested writers to explore Ekphrastic poetry by using the image below. Poet Reena provided this lovely artwork for the challenge.
My first thoughts in studying the painting were those of interconnectedness - a little bit of you and a little bit of me sharing space.
My poem is a simple Tanka (5-7-5-7-7). Reena's artwork resurrected the faces of friends and strangers who have become part of my life through simple, caring acts. You and I may never meet in person but today I thank you for being one of those who walk with me.