Underwater You Are. I like how the leaves look
like they’re waving at me. The water birds are gripping
each other like a family. The flowers are growing,
growing into a beautiful lovely flower. How much I wish
to be as pink as you are. The birds are flying higher and higher,
flying wherever they want to go.
Fly, fly away, but please come back, I will miss you.
Bloom, my big and beautiful flower.
Underwater You Are.
This ekphrastic poem by Faith was inspired by Philip Hanson’s painting Poem without Words: Blue Swallows.
Above: Poem without Words: Blue Swallows (2007) by Philip Hanson. Credit: Corbett vs. Dempsey.