Prompt for April 15 – Virtual Didier Dumas

The Sacred Elephant

The Sacred Elephant by Gustave Moreau, courtesy of Google Arts and Culture.

A piece of “ekphrastic” writing traditionally responds creatively to a work of visual art . . . literature having a conversation with image. Use the prompt to inspire your work in any form (poetry or prose; fiction of any genre; creative nonfiction, essay, or memoir).

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The Friday group had so much fun last week with a twist on “the elephant in the room” that I thought it would be fun to stick with elephants.

This lovely image comes from the National Museum of Western Art in Tokyo, Japan, through the pandemic miracle of the world’s art collections available through Google Arts and Culture. These have been greatly expanded due to the Covid-19 crisis shutting down all the museums. Miracles truly do abound.

For further fun and play, here’s a Hudson River rainbow for your sacred elephant to play under.