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‘The 100′ #94 – Try This

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A challenge to all you poets and writers out there:

Use the six found words in the top right corner of the art above to create a poem. Not necessarily in this order.

“save, kite, hole, gate, while, spoke.”

The poem doesn’t have to relate to the image, but kudos to you if it does.

Send in your poems as comments so we can all share.

Here is my humble effort:

Save this broken kite,

this fallen angel,

gate and bind its gaping hole

with inky flesh,

surreal whispers of skin

and bandages of words.”

 So spoke

the icy voices

of the winter winds

while torn shreds

of paper wings,

tangled in ribboned string,

thrashed and pummeled

against cold

bare

earth.

 

mixed media painting and poem by clinock.

‘The 100′ series was initiated by my 100th Post in April 2012. As text and images are the essence of my blog my intention is to present 100 pieces of text based art from historical and contemporary artists and from my own hand. To view the series to date click on ‘The 100’ in my Category Menu.


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‘The 100′ #93 – Tarot Reading

tarot-reading

Afflicted.

Lost in the cloud of unknowing.

Words fogged or missing.

Hidden meanings, unsolved riddles,

outcome uncertain.

The threat of swords summons fear

and a bird’s skull darkens

the clear stars of choice.

Numbers reveal blindness

to the heart’s armor.

Flowing is blocked from the inside,

the river is damned.

Love’s simplicity is tired and tangled

and ghosts veil the light.

But here is the Empress,

birthing The Lovers,

in rivers of beauty.

And here, the Fool,

stepping out into space,

falling in grace once again

with handfuls of hope

and a trembling trust

in the reds of desire

and the blues of a longing

for coming home.

Yielding affects the desired transmutation.

Quiet loving acceptance is the way.

Understanding follows peace.

 

mixed media painting and poem by clinock.

‘The 100′ series was initiated by my 100th Post in April 2012. As text and images are the essence of my blog my intention is to present 100 pieces of text based art from historical and contemporary artists and from my own hand. To view the series to date click on ‘The 100’ in my Category Menu.


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‘The 100′ #92 – The Choice

The Choice

The Choice. 12″ x 9″. collaged drawing by clinock. (sepia toned)

‘The 100′ series was initiated by my 100th Post in April 2012. As text and images are the essence of my blog my intention is to present 100 pieces of text based art from historical and contemporary artists and from my own hand. To view the series to date click on ‘The 100’ in my Category Menu.


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‘The 100′ #91 – Headless Anonymous

#91

A text based image from my collection of student work from my art teaching days at high school.

This is a page from an Altered Book project using transparent gel overlay.

I really love the text fragmentation inside the figure.

Unhappily I have lost the artist’s name, so if you see this, o anonymous one,

please get in touch through this blog and I will happily credit you for this awesome artwork.

 

‘The 100′ series was initiated by my 100th Post in April 2012. As text and images are the essence of my blog my intention is to present 100 pieces of text based art from historical and contemporary artists and from my own hand. To view the series to date click on ‘The 100’ in my Category Menu.


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‘The 100′ #88 – YAY, creative me…

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creativity:

placing this here and that there,

adding colour

or not,

mezcal, moodling,

miles davis,

looking through squinted eyes,

listening to the surface,

gluing, scraping,

pacing, pondering,

placing that there and this here,

layering, leaving,

returning, ruminating,

touching up, tuning down,

moodling more mezcal,

free falling,

asking what if,

adding, eliminating,

destroying, building,

adjusting,

looking again,

click, click,

done, done

and done.

mixed media collage and poem by clinock

‘The 100′ series was initiated by my 100th Post in April 2012. As text and images are the essence of my blog my intention is to present 100 pieces of text based art from historical and contemporary artists and from my own hand. To view the series to date click on ‘The 100’ in my Category Menu.


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‘The 100′ #85 – Cookin’

ART

Just a mindless moodle to keep one toe in the blogging river.

Distracted from posting and commenting – stirring up new recipes in my art kitchen and beyond.

Once again so far behind visiting you all – hope you understand.

apologies and love….

art rat

art rat image with pa#10EDE

/ collage by clinock /

‘The 100′ series was initiated by my 100th Post in April 2012. As text and images are the essence of my blog my intention is to present 100 pieces of textual art from historical and contemporary artists and from my own hand. To view the series to date click on ‘The 100’ in my Category Menu.


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one time

One Time. 8" x 6". Acrylic and mixed media on panel. (Mix med #9)

one time

in a lifetime

of a thousand years

a prospect of purest

possibility,

an idea of beauty

embracing all,

an arching light

rises bright

on distant horizons

and one time

offers only

one chance

in its hands

to be a part

or be apart,

so he runs

with all of his might

be

through a twilight

of isolated colour

into an ever

narrowing angle

of possibility

until he is down

on his knees,

then prostrate

before the goddess

of one time.

 

mixed media painting and poem by clinock.

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