Saturday, 26 May 2018

burnt norton

Handwritten text is a long poem by T. S. Eliot, titled "Burnt Norton"—the first poem in his collection Four Quartets.

This has a problem: it didn't quite fit on the lame scanner I have right now.

Maidenhood by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)

These lines, from the poem, inspired this collage:

Bear a lily in thy hand,
Gates of brass cannot withstand
One touch of that magic wand.

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Theme: Poems, Rhymes and Limericks…

Collagic illustrations required inspired by your favourite verses - including some of your own.

Perhaps a Clerihew?

A clerihew is a whimsical, four-line biographical poem invented by Edmund Clerihew Bentley. The first line is the name of the poem's subject, usually a famous person put in an absurd light, or revealing something unknown or spurious about them. The rhyme scheme is AABB, and the rhymes are often forced. The line length and metre are irregular. Bentley invented the clerihew in school and then popularized it in books. One of his best known is this (1905):

Sir Christopher Wren
Said, "I am going to dine with some men.
If anyone calls
Say I am designing St. Paul's.

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all the best with this test - Ron