Through the glass darkly: A and I Poetry Challenge May 2018

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Notes:

  1. In response to the following photo prompt by A and I Poetry Challenge

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  1. Inspired by  Jostein Gaarder’s book by the same name, phrase originates from I Cor 13:12
  2. Poetic form attempted  is the Diamante
  3. This is the music I thought of as I wrote:

Feature Photo is taken at Swan Lake, Singapore Botanic Gardens.  It is my contribution to Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge, Liquid.

 

22 Replies to “Through the glass darkly: A and I Poetry Challenge May 2018”

  1. I love the feature photo and more importantly how you used the poem to enhance the photo. It was a difficult photo to write about, but you mastered it very well.

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      1. It is an actual deer, taxidermied and covered with glass orbs. It’s an adult deer, so quite big and literally life-size. I found it quite a disturbing piece of sculpture. The orbs act to magnify the animal beneath so there are places where the hide is not just visible, but enlarged. 🤔

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        1. Wow! I can only imagine what the size of the installation will do to how we perceive it! Thanks for describing it … this is the only problem with viewing art through photographs – I know it is better than not getting to see it at all, but we lose so much.

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          1. I totally get that. I love seeing photos of art exhibitions, and so often if I get to the actual exhibition, it looks different. But I appreciate the photos for those (many) I don’t get to in person.

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  2. Lol. I also attempted the diamante (in Afrikaans and without reference to the posted picture) and just finished it, not knowing whether I am anywhere near the goalpost. I love your interpretation and the music.

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  3. Ju Lyn, all of your posts just bring the word “beautiful” to mind. The poem you wrote is magnificent & the sonata is truly gorgeous too. Thank you for sharing!

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