I was recently challenged to write a poem containing both anaphoric and ekphrastic elements. Am posting the draft here for dVerse prompt today as it does contain references to summer! Hoping it kind of fits the dVerse prompt!
A Griffin out of legend
A Griffin stands benign in his
shaded patch of summer garden.
Why so benign?
Why the knowing smile?
Why not fiercely guarding treasure,
as the Griffins of legend?
Here you are but a gentle creature
at odds with your heritage.
Your body not entirely the body of a lion
King of beasts,
Your head and wings not those of a fierce eagle,
King of birds.
Instead, you are your own legend,
not the aggressive treasure guardian
not the protector of possessions,
drawn only to your own corner,
drawn to the peace and comfort
of this shady territory.