Today I stumbled upon an Ekphrasis piece, which is writing about a piece of art. Ekphrasis is more than a art review but is a poetic reflection inspired by the art piece. See my reflection on the sculpture Two Moors below. I took this picture at the Walters Museum of Art during the summer of 2010.
Deep, dark, ebony, mahogany, the moorish love of deep still waters. Their love was like the beautiful darkness that resided upon the face of the deep during the silence before the birth of creation. As they came together the spirit of God moved upon the face of their waters and manifested life. Their love was Royal and could not be conquered or contained.
The ancestors are dancing in Harlem… I feel them, I see them, they are calling to us to make right what they left wrong and to manifest their destiny in this great city within a city. They are calling to us to drum, dance and defund even when all seems dark, because the sun will always rise in the east and set in the west. The ancestors are dancing in Harlem and their dancing shoes are love & joy.