Tuesday, March 8, 2011

days/trains/beats/wires : one poem in four pictures

(based on suggestions from @sorrel_smith, @realnixwilliams, @ernmalleyscat and @mlledelicieuse. Photography by @GretasTARDIS, @awurster, @slimejam and @mlledelicieuse. Words stolen from @facelikethunder, @dogpossum, @sulphura, @johnnypurple, @slimejam, @sushipyjamas, @jellyjellyfish, @timsterne, and @ernmalleyscat.)

If the pictures are to small to read, click on them and they should (I think) open in a larger format.

Today's is a visual poem (format suggested by @sorrel_smith) in four images that talented photo-taking friends have kindly allowed me to use:

  1. Balloon by Greta Punch http://www.flickr.com/photos/gretastardis
  2. Pinot Grigio by Mademoiselle Delicieuse http://spoonforkandchopsticks.blogspot.com/
  3. Hers by Christopher Miles http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherjamesmiles/
  4. Richmond by Andrew Wurster www.blog.awursterphotos.com

I've never done a visual poem before, so it's not as experimental as they can be. Mainly because the only editing software I had access to that I actually knew how to use was Paint. Yep. You heard right. Paint.

Today's poem is based on suggestions from four peeps:
  • @realnixwilliams: "a poem about popping balloons!"
  • @ernmalleyscat: "a waiter's friend"
  • @mlledelicieuse: "wanting to uncork a bottle of wine whilst waiting for the train"
  • @sorrel_smith: "on information travelling digitally, through wires and the ether!"
Also, because I was thieving mood, the words of today's poems are plundered from things people tweeted @ me yesterday. The words of this poem belong to:
  • @facelikethunder
  • @dogpossum
  • @sulphura
  • @johnnypurple
  • @slimejam
  • @sushipyjamas
  • @jellyjellyfish
  • @timsterne
  • @ernmalleyscat
This time I added my own words too, as well as chopping up theirs like spring onions.
(Once again, if anyone objects to their tweets being plundered, let me know!)


Laura said...

Nice job. I think the poems'd be different without the pictures; the two are integrated.

nixwilliams said...

i love 'my' poem and the idea of days of the week as balloons, ready to be popped!!! (it's like a more fun version of ripping pages out of a diary when you're done.)

mademoiselle délicieuse said...

Much worse is if morning wanted to uncork a bottle...

Anna said...

Thanks everybody!

I like the idea of these poems belonging to the contributors. Like a present :)