Thursday, April 2, 2020

Thursday Thoughts...

Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks. 


As sometimes happens, a quote I choose can go either way.  I am pondering books (also code for words, writing, poetry...) today and hence the link to this; altho clearly it could also form the basis of an art-like ponder.

Whichever way it goes I love how it animates both art forms; how it values them both; and how it suggests that one can be an expression of the other, albeit in a different form.

Taking the poetry perspective, I think this is exactly what poems attempt to do - to create words pictures in our mind.  By so accurately and eloquently describing a circumstance, an object, an experience; one can fill in the feelings around it and experience a sense of it within our bodies as well as in our minds.

We can see the empty room, and go further to perhaps smell the mustiness; to hear the creaking... and to feel the cold.

So for me, good poetry is perhaps more than a painting that speaks; it is also a movie or video watched; an experience felt; senses stimulated; and emotions expressed as I read words that take me along with them...


  1. how every word counts in a poem ... and how pictures like this one go beyond words ...

    1. It's true isn't it Liz, how they are sort of siblings or something - each adding an element to the other....


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