Contact Us      
         Join today or login
You are using an outdated version. Writing will not be shown properly in many cases. Click here to use the current version.


New Here?
Sign Up
Fast! Three Questions.

Already a member?


75 Words Flash Fiction
Deadline: Today!

Non-Fiction Writing Contest
Deadline: Tomorrow!

Love Poem Poetry Contest
Deadline: In 2 Days

Nonet Poetry Contest
Deadline: In 5 Days

Acrostic Poetry Contest
Deadline: Mar 30th


Poet: None
Author: None
Novel: None
Votes: None

 Category:  General Poetry
  Posted: January 12, 2018      Views: 95

Print It
Save to Bookcase
View Reviews
Rate This
Make Reader Pick
Promote This


Having taught French for seven years, Joan E. went back to graduate school for a Master's degree in Public Administration. She used it in administrative positions at various universities and the Getty Museum and then spent the last fifteen year - more...

She is an accomplished poet and is currently at the #40 spot on this years rankings.

She is also an active reviewer and is holding the #21 spot on the top ranked reviewer list.

Portfolio | Become A Fan
This work has reached the exceptional level
5-7-5, Ekphrastic Poem
"Shades of Paradise" by Joan E.

water lily scene
ripples past reality
deep pools of color


5-7-5 Poem contest entry


Author Notes
I won a print at a New Year's party by Cheryl Christiansen, a California artist, which inspired me to create this 5-7-5 about the artwork. I had no room for more art, but the picture demanded I make space for it! My thanks to FanArt for supplying a lovely stand-in. Ekphrastic means a vivid description of a visual work of art--I hope I have succeeded in capturing some of the drama of the scene.
Pays one point and 2 member cents. Artwork by IdstudentCathy at

Share or Bookmark
Print It Save to Bookcase View Reviews Make Reader Pick Promote This
© Copyright 2016. Joan E. All rights reserved.
Joan E. has granted, its affiliates and its syndicates non-exclusive rights to display this work.

You need to login or register to write reviews.

It's quick! We only ask four questions to new members.

Interested in posting your own writing online? Click here to find out more.

Write a story or poem and submit your work to receive reviews on your writing. Publish short stories on our book writing site and enter the monthly contests. Guaranteed reviews for everything you write and you will be ranked. Information.

  Contact Us

© 2016, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Terms under which this service is provided to you. Privacy Statement