Thursday, June 24, 2021

Poetry Friday - Zentangle Fun

           Thanks to Linda Mitchell who is hosting this Poetry Friday, at her blog, A Word Edgewise. She has some 'clunkers' to trade. No, I didn't get that wrong. It is "clunkers"! Thanks for the fun, Linda!

         The "Poetry Sisters" - Tricia Stohr-Hunt, Sara Lewis Holmes, Kelly Ramsdell, Laura Purdie-Salas, Liz Garton Scanlon, and Andi Sibley, have been writing to certain challenges for a long time. In recent months, they have asked the rest of the PF bloggers if they would like to join in, hashtag #PoetryPals. This past month, They wrote this: Next month we are writing zentangle poems. If you are unfamiliar with this form, check out this post by Kat Apel. Share your poem on June 25th in a post with the tag #PoetryPals.

         I've loved seeing zentangles whenever I do see them. But I've never done one. This time, the challenge intrigued me, probably because of the found poem idea, but also, I thought it was high time I sat down and took the time to try. Thanks, Poetry Sisters. This was lots of fun! I'm looking forward to doing another! 

        I took a page from an 1885 book donated to the used bookstore where I work, titled The Book Lover by a James Baldwin - UK. It appears to be "a course of reading" laid out by the author, a praise of reading, lists and lists and lists. My poem went elsewhere, but considering I have good friends who offer book titles all the time, perhaps it didn't.

 


                  Praise

 

           true 

                       

                             kindreds

 

                             few

 

        familiarly

 

                             accessible

 

             moods

                    without      offence

 

                                      company

prized

            personal

 

                       fellowship

 

alone           without it

 

                     Linda Baie ©



17 comments:

  1. Excellent! I like how you have used the whole page for your Zentangle and found such a poignant poem on true kindreds.

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  2. Wow! This is fun visiting the zentangles. What a neat book to create from. I like the first word, "Praise" and the last, "alone without it." What a neat, poem. I want to give this a try!

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  3. Your visuals are stunning and your poem contains big truths about friendship!

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  4. Linda, I viewed your zentangle design page and read through your poem quickly before bedtime last night. What a splendid design you created with words of wisdom. I think we all reap rewards of your true kindred spirit.

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  5. Wow, Linda, I think that is a beautiful book lover poem. Books are those kindreds who are always "familiarly accessible" and all those last lines make me think of reading:

    without offence



    company

    prized
    personal

    fellowship

    alone without it

    Thank you for your beautiful post. I'm glad you tried a zentangle. I'm going to try too!

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  6. Wow, I really like how you even got a speaker into the imagery. This worked out BEAUTIFULLY. The bold designs and lines really worked well, and I love that you went a completely different direction than the original text.

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  7. Oh, my your design flows and is stunning and natural-looking. I'm musing on your written mediation to, taking the words to heart: We are indeed alone without fellowship, no matter how many people we know. I'm grateful to be in fellowship with you and all these wonderful poets.

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  8. Linda, this looks like a lot of fun. Your result is beautiful! xo

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  9. I love "prized personal fellowship" and the face-like doodle in the upper right corner!

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  10. Yes there are "few kindreds" and we are "alone without" them. Thanks for the beautiful words you found in this old text Linda, and lovely dancing patterns, from another kindred.

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  11. Thanks, everyone! As said multiple times, this was fun to create. I'm glad that some of you noticed the faces in the design. FYI - there are four!

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  12. Oooh, this could be about books or people. Lovely, Linda--and it took me a minute to find that fourth face down at the bottom!

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    1. Terrific! Thanks for trying, Laura. I hadn't thought of your other idea, books or people, but yes, you're right!

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  13. "fellowship" jumps out at me after spending an afternoon in fellowship with a book. Ah, summer!

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  14. My poem went elsewhere, but considering I have good friends who offer book titles all the time, perhaps it didn't."

    So true! In praise of kindreds of all kinds: kindred spirits, kindred book lovers, books as kindred spirits. Your lovely poem works on all levels. And indeed, "alone with out it" jumps out at me and makes me think of both my friend fellowship and my book fellowship.

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  15. Thanks, Margaret, Karen, & Ruth. It's interesting that many connected to that word "fellowship". It is one of the first words that stood out to me when I was searching for pages that might give me at least a part of a poem. The strength of fellowship buoys us all!

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