Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Three Muses - Incredible Journey

I love poetry. There's a poet from the 1920's to the 1940's whose skill with words can transport me to wonderful, mysterious, glorious places. His name is Don Blanding, and his poem "The Vagabond's House" is my favorite poem of all time. Here, I've featured a part of another of his poems that draws beautiful word pictures. The phrase "Names are ships to carry dreamers" captured me when I first read it, and does so every time I read it. If you are interested in reading more of his poetry, see it here. Let him take you on an INCREDIBLE JOURNEY!
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28 comments:

  1. I love this, Bev, a perfect choice for an incredible journey. I love the rhythm of the poem which takes us on a ride with no stops along the way. Your illustration is beautiful and I especially love the old fashioned typewriter look. Ahem, I am old enough to remember when there was only one font and a mistake meant using a real eraser!! Great work.

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  2. Geeze, I remember using a real eraser and typewriters with metal keys too!

    I digress! Bev, this piece is amazing! I truly think you've outdone yourself on this one. Gorgeous! And thank you SO much for introducing us to this incredible poet too! Hugs, Terri xoxo

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  3. There's no better combination that poetry and visual. Love the art you've created with this potion. What a quirky little poem, too - wonderful word choice!

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  4. Got to go along with Marie & Terri, I, too, remember the old typewriter days, still can't touch type!! Love how you have 'married. everything together here, the font, the border & picture - outstanding art, Bev!

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  5. This is stunning, Bev! You've created an incredible picture to go along with that fantastic poem! Thank you for featuring his work. I plan to go to your link and read more. Your piece has left me awestruck.

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  6. What a beautiful presentation, Bev...so many wonderful poems there! Excellent as always.

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  7. You picked the perfect kind of ships to go sailing away with his words..

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  8. Lovely poem so full of imagery and a beautiful image to accompany it !

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  9. Wonderful poem and wonderful imagery, Bev! You have created a fantastic whole of the words and visuals - truly poetic!

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  10. you have done that poem justice the ships just take you away on a journey in your mind.
    it reminds me of our time in Malaysia ( on asailing boat)

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  11. Beautifully done!
    I spent some time reading the poems on
    the link that you gave…

    What a wonderful way to spend my morning…
    Poetry and coffee.

    Louise

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  12. Wonderful artwork and poem, Bev.
    It´s amazing.

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  13. Just the word "vagabond" transports me! I love your beautiful entry this week Bev because, as an English teacher, I love poetry too, especially the poetry of Don Blanding. His cadence, phraseology, and imagery certainly awaken my gypsy heart!

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  14. Very nice. I still pull out the old typewriter for special cards...Love the feeling.

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  15. Aaah yes the muscles required to work those metal keyed typewriters was something else. Anyway ......

    .... unreservedly one of the most wonderful poems I have read in a long time Bev and I am now hooked. Gorgeous mouthwatering alliterative imagery that you have illustrated so well. Great, great job.

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  16. I love finding words and poems that I'm passionate about. Thanks for sharing this poem that you love. You certainly captured the incredible journey you found in his words. ~Lori

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  17. What a beautiful piece and your poem adds to its beauty. A magical journey for sure!

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  18. Stunning Bev,great poem and the image looks so cool!!

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  19. I don't think there is a more perfect journey to make than through such beautiful words as these . . . maybe with your illustration we get that much closer. Beautiful, beautiful work!

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  20. Oh shoot! I got so sidetracked by your stunning work, I forgot to say thank you for putting the campaign graphic in your sidebar. A lot of us really appreciate it. It means more than you know! We all borrow and learn from each other, but to literally download and use someone else's work is what we want to educate about. You are making a difference.
    marsha

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  21. Beautiful and a poem perfect for the challenge!! Love it!!!

    Linda

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  22. What a fantstic poem - it really takes you on a journey and your interpretation is perfect!!
    Ali xx

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  23. This is really Beautiful! Beautiful poem and Beautiful color!Perfect for the theme.

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  24. Wow! Beautiful! I love the jaunty pace it keeps! Great choice of dreamy blues in the artwork! You leave me wanting more!

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  25. Just gorgeous work, Bev! Thanks for sharing the poem..it's wonderful. Your art is perfect! LynnF

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