Happy Poetry Friday!
I decided to take the plunge and try a zentangle poem, which was the poem prompt from the Poetry Sisters this month, thanks for this challenging and new to me prompt! What exactly is it… It’s a kind of erasure poem though using more pattern and Zen art at the same time. Here’s a link to some Zentangle Art, and a link to poet and writer, Kat Apel’s post where she devoted an entire post to many zentangle poems. If you would like to try a zentangle, tag your poems with #poetrypals. I bent the rules a bit in my version of a zentangle.
Here’s a little bit about my poem. The page of words I used are from an art catalogue of an Art Exhibit I’m currently in, WATERCOLOR USA 2021, at the Springfield Art Museum, in Springfield, Mo. The exhibit runs through August 29th, 2021. You can see the show virtually at the Museum’s link here. Although I did not receive any awards, I was mentioned in the catalogue which made me very happy—and it is this section of the Director of the Museum’s statement that I used as my text for the zentangle.
Here is my painting, Mourning Dove, Rufous Hummingbird, Bee and Narcissus, that is in the exhibit:
Lovely Linda Mitchell at her blog A Word Edgewise is hosting this weeks Poetry Friday Roundup, thanks Linda! She’s having a Clunker Line Exchange, so tow over any clunker to her post and fill up on a bevy more of poetry while you are there.