Thursday, January 16, 2014

CCEE1403 Poetry Inspiration

Sabrina challenged us to be inspired by the words and imagery of this poem.

Ars Poetica by Archibald MacLeish

A poem should be palpable and mute
As a globed fruit,

Dumb
As old medallions to the thumb,

Silent as the sleeve-worn stone
Of casement ledges where the moss has grown -

A poem should be wordless
As the flight of birds.
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A poem should be motionless in time
As the moon climbs,

Leaving, as the moon releases
Twig by twig the night-entangled trees,

Leaving, as the moon behind the winter leaves,
Memory by memory the mind -

A poem should be motionless in time
As the moon climbs.
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A poem should be equal to:
Not true.

For all the history of grief
An empty doorway and a maple leaf.

For love
The leaning grasses and two lights above the sea -

A poem should not mean
But be.

Here is my card:

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5 comments:

  1. this is to die-for gorgeous. what? you didn't make the moon red?????

    hugs :)

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  2. What a fantastic use of that French Flair (?) background - wonderful way to include the flight of birds. This has such a dreamy moonlit feel to it. It sort of reminds me of times I've tried to photograph the moon through trees - but I can look at your card without freezing to death standing outside on a cold clear night :D.

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  3. your sky is just incredible....love the colors you used.....the whole design has a dreamy quality to it.....

    and yes....if you are heading to UConn on a good weather day, I would LOVE to meet you

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  4. Absolutely gorgeous. I love the swirly sky and the use of the Carte Postal stamp set. I have always loved that.

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