High School students from a 2016 summer writing camp, Words With Wings (organized by the Missoula Writing Collaborative) visited the Wood Engravers’ Network Triennial Exhibition and Dramatic Movements: Frederic Remington’s Early Engravings, 1882–1893 at the Montana Museum of Art & Culture in July 2016 and wrote Ekphrastic poems inspired by their favorite works. The Second WEN Triennial exhibit finished it’s three-year run at the University of Kentucky’s Special Collections Research Center December 16, 2016. We’ve still got another poem to share though! Here is the ninth of ten:
Author: Griffin Kinch
Art title & Artist: They Made The Woods, by Jon Hinkel
The early twilight sky illuminates the vast plain.
The two men, covered in darkness, run towards the bright rim of the sky.
Leaves crackle, twigs snap, and high grass sweeps.
Slowly pouring over a boulder, a brook carries onward.
Leaping to the inviting bank, the two strangers continue.
A slight rustle of leaves travels through the leafy trees.
The strangers are gone.