dVerse Poetics — and then there was…

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https://www.incredibleart.org/lessons/elem/images/Collage-linda.jpg
primary school student’s art based on Eric Carle collage

Her muse fingers slip across glossy magazine
pages searching: beyond articulate vibes shake
puzzle pieces to populate her collage. She
wonders if this is how gods do it. Head of bull,
tail of tiger, feet of chicken, woolly barrel chest of
buffalo. Clouds grey and winds howl as she cuts,
positions, and glues the textured hodgepodge down.
A clown claps as its round owlet eyes laugh at her.

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Eric Carle nocturnal collage

I am today’s host for dVerse’ Poetics.  I say:
choose one (or more) of the following options to write your poem:
1) Choose any animal and consider its nature and write a poem about the animal;
2) Choose a particular attribute of an animal and write a poem that is about the animal but also an attribute that humans exhibit;
3) Create your own myth or fable involving animals.

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38 Comments Add yours

  1. sanaarizvi says:

    This is absolutely lovely, Lisa! I especially love; “Clouds grey and winds howl as she cuts, positions, and glues the textured hodgepodge down.” 💖💖

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Sanaa, you are very kind. I’ve been a space cadet all day so you see what the output was 🙂 Thank you ❤

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  2. memadtwo says:

    Love it! That’s exactly what collage is like. (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Kerfe, thank you, and I was thinking of you and your beautiful collages also when I wrote this.

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      1. memadtwo says:

        It’s a great translation.

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  3. Oh absolutely charming Lisa. What a delightful creature collage ☺️💕

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I love Eric Carle’s work and when I see little kids going free with creating like he does it makes me smile ❤

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  4. rothpoetry says:

    Oh, I really like what you did with this one, Lisa. Well done.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Dwight. My airhead self couldn’t take on the challenge of a real animal so I turned to a hodgepodge paper one. I may try again tomorrow…

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      1. rothpoetry says:

        Ha ha… nothing wrong with that!

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  5. Sadje says:

    Very interesting animal created.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks a lot, Sadje. It feels like something out of a myth, like a minotaur.

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      1. Sadje says:

        Yes very similar.

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  6. kim881 says:

    What a delightful menagerie collage, Lisa! The creature with the ‘head of bull, tail of tiger, feet of chicken, woolly barrel chest of buffalo’ is mythological. The clown gave me chills.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, Kim. I’m not sure where the clown came from, probably out of some sewer grate lol

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  7. poetisatinta says:

    Beautiful expression on what creating a collage 💕

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you very much, AJ 🙂

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  8. kaykuala says:

    Head of bull, tail of tiger, feet of chicken,
    woolly barrel chest of buffalo. Clouds grey
    and winds howl as she cuts,

    Love this Lisa! That’s the way it is done, a combination of many elements to make it whole. The permutation is endless! They learn fast through trial and error!

    Hank

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Hank, thank you so much for your lovely comment ❤

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  9. This is what gods do, like the Minotaur or a griffin.

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  10. I like this one. Very good question. They have to do it somehow, don’t they?

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  11. lillian says:

    LOVE your poem and LOVE Eric Carle. We went to the Eric Carle Museum some years back, located in western Massachusetts. I went almost wild in the gift shop! There was also a workshop room which invited children and adults alike with scraps of paper, glue, etc to make our own collage. I bought his autobiogralphy there – which was fascinating.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Lillian can’t imagine how delightful it was to go to the museum, what a light energy source for all who visit it. I bet he had lot of good stuff in his autobiography. Is he from Massachusetts?

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    2. msjadeli says:

      And thanks, glad you liked the poem.

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  12. Helen says:

    Utterly delightful, your poetry .. the image of the kids and their handiwork!!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      So happy you are delighted, Helen ❤

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  13. Badfinger (Max) says:

    A clown claps as its round owlet eyes laugh at her… thats a great line!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      LOL I wanted to pull that night image in and changed the line to this. Glad you like it, I do also 🙂

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      1. Badfinger (Max) says:

        Oh I do! That should be used…you made the right choice.
        I would have posted one of my songs today…I planned on it… but work has had me hopping this week and I want to have time to reply to comments.

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Thanks again, Max. Oh so cool you’re about to post another song. Pesky work got in the way. I look at your music as a labor of love for you.

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          1. Badfinger (Max) says:

            Yes it is…I would be too worried if I was young trying to push them…now I don’t care if someone doesn’t like it or not lol…I’m old now.

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            1. msjadeli says:

              Remember that Whistler’s Mother started painting at 80…

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              1. Badfinger (Max) says:

                I forgot about that!

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  14. Aboli Mane says:

    A chimera 😄 Children like to make up their own animals, a fascinating poem ma’am 😄

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Aboli, I’m glad you see the lightheartedness of the childhood aspect of it. Thank you.

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