Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s painting The Return of the Herd (1565) is the subject of a dramatic poetic treatment and the point of departure for a fictional journey concerning Bruegel’s famous picture “the lost season.” The Ekphrasis is an extended version of a Prologue and Epilogue for an in-progress novel.
"Ekphrasis: A Dutch-American Farmer Looks at Bruegel,"
Northwestern Review: Vol. 2
, Article 6.
Available at: http://nwcommons.nwciowa.edu/northwesternreview/vol2/iss1/6