June 12, 2015

Poetry Friday--Sketchbook Project 2016

I've begun the Sketchbook Project for 2016. The theme I chose this year from the list of options is "Hark! Angels!" I posted my first illustrated poem on a Sunday, so you may have missed it. You can find it here. I have a few more poems written, so expect to see more down the road!

Rather than cut and paste illustrated poems into the sketchbook, I may get brave and actually do my illustrations directly on paper. Like a real artist. We'll see...

The poem for today doesn't even have an angel in it, but I have my poetic license to guard me against nit-pickers.


© Diane Mayr, all rights reserved.

The angelic Jama Rattigan is hosting this week's Round-Up, be sure to stop by!

23 comments:

  1. I am glad you have your poetic license, Diane. This is something to contemplate, or just laugh out loud too. I will look for your drawings!

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    1. I don't draw! It would be collage and mixed media. Sort of what I do with photo editing.

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  2. Diane, your version of heaven is simply charming and a laugh out loud reading when you get to the end. I am eager to see your artwork. There is a thank you in my post today since you were among the first to get in your Spring Symphony offering.

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    1. Thanks, Carol! I'll head over to see you post.

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  3. Oh lovely - and with a surprise ending that made me giggle.

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  4. I'm glad everyone seems to like the ending!

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  5. Hah! Only you, Diane, would come up with an ending like that. What a hoot. Love the kitties, of course, and your use of poetic license in this case. Me, angelic? If you say so . . . here's some angel food cake just for you. :D

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    1. Angel food cake, plain--to die for! Thanks!

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  6. Re: No men - maybe men need to do more of that last item on the list; they need need to dance more? At least, my man does. If so, he might make it into heaven...maybe.

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    1. It's nice to know that some men dance!

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  7. Powerful as it is humorous, Diane. I like the idea of no gates for all creatures, men included! =)

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    1. It is kind of sad when you think of migrating herds that can no longer migrate. Or woodchucks kicked out of areas they've occupied for probably a thousand years. The examples are endless.

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  8. Add me to the Ha! club. That poetic license of yours is taking you to some pretty interesting places. ;)

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    1. I have a license, but I don't necessarily have a vehicle to get where I need to go!

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  9. Hooray for the Poetic License! And your vehicle is definitely your imagination!

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  10. Loved it...and then I got to the ending, and loved it all the more. Amen, sister!

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    1. Thanks, Tara! There was no other way to end it!

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  11. Glad your earlier "resolve" not to do the project this go-round didn't last long... And I'm chuckling with everyone else about the ending of this poem! (Don't tell my hubby. Though I actually wonder if the cats might let him in....)
    Re. angels, I always think of Nancy Willard - her writing and photos. I think she's one of my angels.

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  12. I haven't read any of Nancy Willard's angel books. I will have to wait until I finished with the project. If Willard's poems are outstanding, then I may get scared off!

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  13. I do hope the cats make a few special allowances for folks like you & me!

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    1. Are you kidding? Give a break to the people who try to brush them, or take them to the vet, or who refuse to give out treats when they've been requested?

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