Large Artist Sketchbook 2020: Haiku 817

You may know that in addition to my poetry I also do art, posted on my blog Claudia McGill and Her Art World. For the next several months I will be posting here a combined art/poetry project, Large Artist Sketchbook 2020.

I fill up sketchbooks with all kinds of art. Some contain images only and some of them I use the images as inspiration for poetry. In these books the image is on one page of the spread and the poetry on the other. This book is set up in this manner.

I’ll show you the image and then add the poem that goes with it. See what you think.

Haiku 817

future memory
when summer finally comes
with thunderstorm skies

Large Artist Sketchbook 2020 image 14

2 thoughts on “Large Artist Sketchbook 2020: Haiku 817

  1. Before I read the poem, I thought to myself that your collage depicted that heavy, inky sky you get on a hot summer’s day when the landscape is glowing in the sunlight and the thunder is going to crack at any moment. You have, therefore, once more successfully married the art work and poetry. The art work makes me think of a patchwork quilt. I like it very much.

    • Thank you. Summer does have a special sort of watery but heavy coloring to its sky that other seasons can’t duplicate. I think it is fascinating how this happens and yet I can’t describe it, more like feel it.???

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