I am honoured to have my poem selected and finally published by the ceaselessly creative publication that is EKPHRASTIC REVIEW.

ALL THIS GLAMOUR was, of course, based on the artwork of the same name by Derrick Hickman as per the latest prompt by the publication. Hence, I designed my poem in terms of my own interpretation. Which is what makes EKPHRASTIC REVIEW such a boon; a pictorial sense of art strengthens our understanding and creativity from an early age and this publication honours our storehouse of wonder and imagination like no other.

So read my written poem and share your thoughts.


This is the original artwork on which we had to base our own poetic interpretation

Once again, a huge shout out to the team at EKPHRASTIC REVIEW for helping me hone my versatile evolution as a writer.



  1. It’s a stunning poem, PJ. Much to take in and much to just breathe through. There is this “worldly glamour” that speaks to me of a rhyming word, “clamor.” So much noise, so much shouting, so much of so much chaos. I know I hear it all the time, and it’s deafening. I think that’s why I live more in fantasy, because the reality of so much clamor is just so much for my sensitive heart and soul to tolerate. And there is “spiritually glamour” that speaks to me of what you rhymed, “all this glamour rescued by this practical grammar.” That comfort writers find in words. Bringing words together to help us just breathe through “worldly clamor.” Bringing words together to help us live “spiritually glamour.” I always love the phrasing of “upside down.” I feel all the time “upside down.” When I’m upside, I’m down. When I’m down, I’m upside. Turned and turned and turned! Going this way only to be going that way. As today’s God Sonnet said, looking ahead as I have failed, looking down as I have fallen, and looking Above as “I am forgiven?” And as the sonnet says, these 3, “all of them do.” Why should I be exempt from “fall, fall, forgiven?” It’s the 3 we all do! I’m about to “Bible beat” you, though I wouldn’t touch a tiny and beautiful hair on your head, with “and now these 3 remain: faith, hope and love….and the greatest of these is LOVE” (1 Corinthians 13:13). I know you know LOVE is where it’s at. Your poems speak of so much the need for so much LOVE. It’s cliched, of course, to say, “Love makes the world go round,” but it just might be the very thing that will keep us free from “worldly glamour” (clamor) and free to love in “spiritually glamour” (grammar). And while I’m rhyming, LOVE is some serious “enamor!” πŸ§‘πŸ’œπŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’–

    Love and blessings always, “huckleberry friend,”
    Timothy (Mr. T)


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