Thursday, April 30, 2009

And So April Ends: Poetry

Laura and her lovely blog have brought me back to poetry. I signed up for a poem-a-day from poets.org and have so enjoyed slowly savoring each word as a start to my day before emails and replies and blog posts. I just discovered (I'm always late to the party!) that they have a project of putting verse on photos/with photos and posting them. So for this last day of April, I'd like to share this one with you.



Photo by Alison Altergott

From "Spring" by Edna St. Vincent Millay:
April
Comes like an idiot, babbling and strewing flowers...




Check out others at: www.poets.org/freeverse

9 comments:

laura said...

I LOVE this photo, Rhonda! Inspired fusing of word and image!

Angela said...

This is a wonderful photo! Makes me want to dig back into learning more Photoshop. Thanks for sharing it. :)

RHCarpenter said...

Isn't is a very cool and wonderful idea, melding poets' words with people's photos? There are so many that are really striking! Humans have such imaginations!

Margaret Ann said...

This is awesome...and one of my favorite quotes! :) Happy May Day!

RHCarpenter said...

It is creative, Margaret Ann :) Wouldn't it be fun to paint poems?

Alison Altergott said...

Dear Rhonda,

Hey, this is my photo! It's so neat to see how well-received it was, I'm impressed by that. Could you please put my name to it?

Alison Altergott

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Alison, for claiming this photo - I don't think I knew who took the photo and realize I did not make it clear that it was not my photo :( I should have done that right away. I will definitely put your name under the photo and I'm happy it caused such a reaction, too - it's a beautiful work of art :)

RH Carpenter said...

Alison, do you have a webpage or site I can direct people to in the future?

Alison Altergott said...

Hi Rhonda,
Thank you so much! It is ironic that after I was reading about people stealing other's intellectual property online, I randomly went searching for a poem, and found your post:
You did not claim authorship, you included the link to the original post of my photo, and that was wonderful!!! I believe my name was never actually published with the photo, so you did your best, and thanks for sharing.

(BTW - the photo was taken of magnolia petals I stamped - no photoshop!)

I don't have my own website, but am the president of the Philadelphia chapter of the Women's Caucus for Art. Here's a link to our blog:
http://www.phila-wca.blogspot.com/. We're also on Facebook!

Thanks again, it's so nice to get the recognition!
Cheers,
Alison