My Parents' Experiences as Polish Slave Laborers in Nazi Germany and Displaced Persons after the War
Monday, July 7, 2014
In the photo, she stands behind a crescent moon.
Behind her there are clouds, behind the clouds there is always what is always
before her eyes. Her mother dead on the floor, her face redrawn by the bullets
from the guns of the soldiers. Her raped sister, a dead rag on the floor. The
baby kicked until she wouldn't cry.
Before my mother, my sister and I smile.
An Ekprhastic poem is a poem that comments on another art form. "Ode on a Grecian Urn" by John Keats for example is an Ekphrastic poem.