Monday, April 22, 2013

Poetry Month-In Praise of Wild Things

In celebration of Earth Day, I took a few minutes to write out this poem by Wendell Berry which I have always loved. Thinking of it this morning led me to the bookshelves and this 1970 paperback, The Voice That Is Great Within Us: American Poetry of the Twentieth Century, where I first read it. Lots more poetry to explore.

Here's how I arrived at this particular image: I wrote out the poem with a Japanese marker, scanned it into the computer, and made it a layer over a piece of scanned Mexican bark paper. I changed the setting from Normal to Multiply and reduced the opacity of the background paper.


Mo Crow said...

beautifully wrought words!

Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord said...

I've loved this poem for a long time.

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