Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Lipstick Sun

Happy first day of summer, and happy Hump of the Week in the blog. As a first day of summer, this one will feel like it: 90s again, blue sky, bright, humid. Maybe thunderstorms tomorrow.

I rescued a bunch of gloriosa daisies that were dragged down by the last storm, followed by the intense heat, and stuck them in pitchers and vases of water in my house, which is now transformed into a 3D Vincent Van Gogh painting, as these "daisies" resemble sunflowers!

This collage that I call "Lipstick Sun" is by Delilah Jones, and you can see more of her work over at Escape Into Life, where today's poetry blog post is about the speaker and the persona in poetry. And I quote Emily Dickinson's "I'm Nobody!" poem, which has June in it. And it links to work by Sandy Longhorn and Jeannine Hall Gailey. (And their blogs are in the blogroll here, if you want to know more about them.)


Sandy Longhorn said...

Thanks again for the link and I love this collage. You introduce me to the best art!!

Hannah Stephenson said...

I loved your Disappearing I post.....this is a really interesting idea.

It's the first question I always ask my students about a poem--"Who's talking?" And sometimes it is really hard to answer that question.

Kathleen said...

Glad you like the art AND vanilla, Sandy!

Hannah, exactly! Who is the speaker? Who is the "I" and, if it's a poem of direct address, who is the "you," etc.!

Maureen said...

Really enjoyed your EIL post.

Kathleen said...

Thanks, Maureen! And I really enjoyed Jeannine Hall Gailey's essay in Poemeleon!

Collagemama said...

I'm reading a book about Van Gogh forgeries right now. The paintings were not done with lipstick. Great collage on your post.


why is it getting so hard to read the robot tests??

Kathleen said...

I think out security systems must be fighting advanced robotics.