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.
The Sum of Two Plus Some
stepping up its speed
down the page
trails a red
that sets the paper on fire
rouses up blue-greens
out of sleep
the alarm bell rings
hot toes slapping their wet arms
all around the scene
who attract can always make
on a sketchbook page
Large Artist Sketchbook 2020 image 16
2 thoughts on “Large Artist Sketchbook 2020: The Sum of Two Plus Some”
Wonderful! Your words really do illustrate the energy of the artwork.
Thank you. I remember that when I worked on this image’s poem, I was at first at a loss as to what to do with it. Then I realized I was examining how all the parts fit together and how I had made them – next thing you know, I knew what to say!
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