Ekphrastic Challenge, October 2017: Editor’s Choice
Image: “Biltmore Backyard” by Robb Shaffer. “A Season of Bricks” was written by Simon Costello for Rattle’s Ekphrastic Challenge, October 2017, and selected as the Editor’s Choice.
A SEASON OF BRICKS
—from Ekphrastic Challenge
October 2017, Artist’s Choice
Comment from the editor, Timothy Green, on this selection: “This is such an elegant little poem, so fun to say aloud, that I kept coming back to it just to enjoy the sounds of the language. The more I read it, though, the more I appreciated the way it captures the timelessness of the landscape—and there is a profound mystery in that last line.”