Pictured in words

Roman poet Horace said : “A picture is a poem without words.”

What he would have made of our poems which are made of words, we will never know. Concrete poetry was our inspiration this week and we were following in the footsteps of poets such as John Hollander and his swan poem/poem swan.

Swan and Shadow
John Hollander

First in was Trish’s enigmatic question mark for Wendy Cope’s poem ‘A Mystery’, swiftly followed by Rachel’s wise old owl inspired by Edward Hersey Richard’s nursery rhyme; and Mavis’s illustration of Ode to a Tree by Alfred Joyce Kilmer!

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