Highway Haiku and my piece up at Ekphrastic Review!

Purple, green, and black multi-layer collage overlaid with haiku

On a street light
at the highway 8 interchange
an osprey perches

This was one of those transfer prints that didn’t go as planned – as goes so much of life these days – but I have committed to posting the highway haiku, no matter how the transfers turn out, so here it is! I’ve decided that the sparse transfer of the words reflects the oh-so-brief glimpses I’ve gotten of this osprey perched on a highway light. It’s actually the first osprey I’ve seen in the wild here and thankfully they are distinctive and easy to identify, otherwise there’d be no hope for me to say what species of bird it was as I speed around this interchange at 60 mph!

Another unexpected thing that happened this week was that a short creative non-fiction piece I submitted to the Ekphrastic Review was accepted! My thanks to Lorette Luzajic and the editors at the Ekphrastic Review. Head on over HERE to check out my “21 Thoughts on Warhol’s Campbell Soup Cans” as well as all the other creative responses to Warhol’s iconic image of a can of Campbell’s Tomato Soup.


    1. Thank you, Lucy! My first acceptance, actually (lots of rejection so far, as is par for the course) – so I’m basking in it a little. 🙂

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  1. Hey Marcy! Hope allizwell in your universe! Always inspired by your creations. Amazed you get so much accomplished. I just finished a biography of Brian Eno, “On Some Faraway Beach”, and thought I would mention. It’s $1.99 on kindle. A major accomplisher (sic). Three other mentions:
    All the best your way!

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    1. Hi Scott – always lovely to hear from you! Thank you so much. Thank you also for all of the recommendations! I’ll check them out. I love languageisavirus.com – I’ve used their poetry generators in the past and of course, their love of the surrealists is after my heart.


    1. Thank you, Kerfe! I have to give you full credit for introducing me to the Ekphrastic Review – I’ve been reading the responses for awhile, but finally plucked up the courage to submit. 🙂

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      1. It was a hard challenge I thought–something so iconic always is. I usually attempt something, though they don’t always get accepted. I’m getting better at the (many) rejections I receive.


    1. Thank you, Jilanne! As I mentioned to Claudia, the osprey has since disappeared from this area, so it is even more ephemeral than I first thought!

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    1. Thank you, Claudia! I saw the osprey a couple of weeks in a row in the same spot, but not since – so this card is an even more accurate representation of the situation!

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