Friday, September 28, 2012

Poetry Friday: A Graphite "Poem"

Can a drawing be a poem? Granted, no words, but "a poem" all the same, in the same way it can be a song, with a certain melodic line floating on top and a heartbeat underneath? And with the same sense of wonder (about the straight, true, beautiful and ordinary objects of this world) that underlies so much good poetry? Here to prove it, a graphite drawing by the Maine artist, John Whalley, titled "Three Nozzles."


I think that drawing is pure poetry. How I wish I could write as clearly and simply, and with as much technical control, as that. Thanks to fellow author and friend Patrick Downes for the heads-up about this wonderful artist and  - yes - "poet."
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You'll find the Poetry Friday round-up today over at Paper Tigers. Head there to see what other people have posted.

1 comment:

Marjorie said...

It's an interesting question, isn't it@? You've really got me thinking... Simile, metaphor - or simply being a poem? I don't know.
It is certainly an incredible drawing.