Ekphrastic

Die Muhle Brennt--Richard by Richard Matthews
When the red chair suspended in air
M. Degas Teaches Art & Science at Durfee Intermediate School, Detroit 1942 by Philip Levine
Landscape With The Fall of Icarus by William Carlos Williams
According to Brueghel
Archaic Torso of Apollo by Rainer Maria Rilke
We cannot know his legendary head
Ode on a Grecian Urn by John Keats
Thou still unravish'd bride of quietness,
The Mad Potter by John Hollander
Now at the turn of the year this coil of clay
The Shield of Achilles by W. H. Auden
She looked over his shoulder
War Photograph by Kate Daniels
A naked child is running
Photograph of People Dancing in France by Leslie Adrienne Miller
It's true that you don't know them--nor do I
Stealing The Scream by Monica Youn
It was hardly a high-tech operation, stealing The Scream.
Museum Guard by David Hernandez
My condolences to the man dressed
The Painting by John Balaban
The stream runs clear to its stones;
Why knowing is (& Matisse's Woman with a Hat) by Martha Ronk
Why knowing is a quality out of fashion and no one can decide to
The Family Photograph by Vona Groarke
In the window of the drawing-room
Joseph Cornell, with Box by Michael Dumanis
World harbors much I'd like to fit inside
The Iliad, Book XVIII, [The Shield of Achilles] by Homer
Thee, welcome, goddess! what occasion calls
Purgatorio, Canto X by Dante Alighieri
When we had crossed the threshold of the door
Seeing All the Vermeers by Alfred Corn
Met Museum, 1965, the first
The Picture of Little T. C. in a Prospect of Flowers by Andrew Marvell
See with what simplicity
On Seeing the Elgin Marbles by John Keats
My spirit is too weak—mortality
To Haydon with a Sonnet Written on Seeing the Elgin Marbles by John Keats
Haydon! Forgive me, that I cannot speak
On the Medusa of Leonardo Da Vinci in the Florentine Gallery by Percy Bysshe Shelley
It lieth, gazing on the midnight sky
On Seeing Larry Rivers' Washington Crossing the Delaware at the Museum of Modern Art by Frank O'Hara
Now that our hero has come back to us
The Man with the Hoe by Edwin Markham
Bowed by the weight of centuries he leans
The Abolition of Reality [Georges Seurat] by Adriano Spatola
The wonder the sense of lacquered objects
All those Attempts in the Changing Room! by Anne Stevenson
Look for me
In a Blue Wood by Richard Levine
The couple in Van Gogh's blue wood is walking
Incomplete Lioness by Linda Bierds
Or lion. Too little marble left for certainty:
Hagar in the Wilderness by Tyehimba Jess
My God is the living God,
Mural with HUD Housing & School Bus (1980) by Adrian Matejka
When 213b finally opens in a crack of yellow linoleum,
a woman peeling apples, with a small child by Pattie McCarthy
straight off the blade she hands