Painting the poem … part three

This week’s poems were three evocative poems about nature , and human interaction with the natural world –  The Lake Isle of Inisfree by WB Yeats, Adlestrop by Edward Thomas and The Way Through the Woods by Rudyard Kipling.  Click here for poems. These varied and atmospheric paintings really captured the spirit of each poem.Continue reading “Painting the poem … part three”

Painting the poems – part two

This week’s painting the poem, with Ruth Bitowski, was a choice between The Owl and the Pussy Cat (Edward Lear) The Eagle (Tennysson) and an anonymous, untitled 17th century riddle. Chrissie was inspired by a photograph of a Golden Eagle (top) Anne created this striking Eagle (middle  left) Bethan (top)  Mavis (middle row) chose theContinue reading “Painting the poems – part two”

Painting the poem – one

This week we were inspired by Dylan Thomas’ Fern Hill and Wordsworth’s Daffodils, with help from Ruth Bitowski. Both poems are below. First in was Alison’s cheery daffodil (below), followed by Trish’s Fern Hill fox and daffodils (below). Anne’s flowers, all with their heads held high and looking to the sun (above) and Mavis’s fieldContinue reading “Painting the poem – one”

Poem of the week – To make a portrait of a bird

To make a portrait of a bird  by Jacques Prevert First paint a cage With an open door Then paint Something pretty Something simple Something beautiful Something useful For the bird Then place the canvas against a tree In a garden In a wood Or in a forest Hide yourself behind the tree Without speakingContinue reading “Poem of the week – To make a portrait of a bird”