Comment from the editor, Timothy Green, on his selection:: “Sometimes I feel downright desperate for a little light verse, so when I come across a poem like this, that’s playful, clever, and rhymes, it’s hard to pass up. This poem is itself, of course, an ottava rima, a form I haven’t come across in ages. It took me to a completely unexpected place, unique among all the entries, and made me smile.”
“What We Keep in Clay” by Hannah SiobhanPosted by Rattle
Ekphrastic Challenge, August 2016: Artist’s Choice
Photograph: “Clay Hands” by Heshani Sothiraj Eddleston. “What We Keep in Clay” was written by Hannah Siobhan for Rattle’s Ekphrastic Challenge, August 2016, and selected by Eddleston as the Artist’s Choice winner.