Summer Writing Exercise Series #17: Ekphrastic Crossing


For today, we're going to write a poem or prose piece inspired by another piece of art or an ekphrastic piece. The piece of art in question is this photo from Pulitzer Prize winning Reuters photographer Adrees Latif:

Whether you're writing a lyric poem about what the man or boy are thinking in this moment, the lead up story to this climactic event (who is the man and how did he get to that place and time of fording the river with so many others), or if this is the impetus for a greater story, a moment that is flashed back to by the child or father later in life. There's a ton of possibilities.

If you'd like background writing music here is indie hip hop producer Rjd2's first solo album Deadringer (2002).