Thursday, January 16, 2014

CCEE1403 ~ Poetry Inspiration

It's Sabrina here again, and this time I have an inspiration challenge with a difference for you. Most inspiration challenges are photos  - but I have chosen a poem which is full of visual imagery.
So my challenge to you is to make a card inspired by any of the images in the poem - mossy window sills, a flight of birds, the moon, trees, maple leaf, grasses in the wind...any other picture you take from the poem. I must say that the team have come up with some really wonderful cards (because I did say that if anyone thought it was a stinker of a challenge I'd set something else but they were game to take it on) - and we'd love you to share how you were inspired by the poem. You can either use the InLinkz tool at the bottom of the page, or use the keyword if you're sharing in the SCS gallery.

Ars Poetica by Archibald MacLeish 

A poem should be palpable and mute
As a globed fruit,

As old medallions to the thumb,

Silent as the sleeve-worn stone
Of casement ledges where the moss has grown—

A poem should be wordless
As the flight of birds.
A poem should be motionless in time
As the moon climbs,

Leaving, as the moon releases
Twig by twig the night-entangled trees,

Leaving, as the moon behind the winter leaves,
Memory by memory the mind—

A poem should be motionless in time
As the moon climbs.
A poem should be equal to:
Not true.

For all the history of grief
An empty doorway and a maple leaf.

For love
The leaning grasses and two lights above the sea—

A poem should not mean
But be.

Anne Harmon - Inkinginred

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