Friday, June 25, 2021

Zentangle Found Poem

This month the Poetry Sisters are messing around with found poems and Zentangle doodles. I discovered Zentangle after a workshop at my local nature center a couple years ago, and I am delighted to combine it with the fun of found poems, which in this style are sometimes called "blackout poems" or "erasure poems". Check out Kat Apel for her description of this combo of poem and Zentangle

For my poem today I took a page from an old reading primer and thought about light and shadow. 



Make sure you stop by the Poetry Sisters' blogs to see what they have done! (Liz is taking a break this month.) Also, several other poets have joined us this month and used the hashtag #PoetryPals. You can find them linked at the Friday Poetry roundup.

Tanita

Kelly

Laura

Sara

Trisha

Check out all the Friday Poetry at Linda Mitchell's blog A Word Edgewise. Enjoy! 

12 comments:

Sara said...

How beautiful. You made it look easy---I struggled with this challenge, at first, but grew to love it. I had to stop myself from making more, so I could post the ones I had!

Denise Krebs said...

Your zentangle and accompanying artwork are precious. I love your designed blackout sections, and the colorful illustration adds another sweet layer. It is a great science poem, as the fewer words with accompanying pictures can really cause some critical thinking and questioning for children.

tanita✿davis said...

Now, why didn't I do the SMART THING and not try to make boxes around the words, but leave them alone and make a covering over everything else!?!?!?

You even managed to draw a poem that is profound and thoughtful from your piece without it sounding weirdly Yoda-esque. I could imagine this in a child's book of poetry forms.

Carol Varsalona said...

Andromeda, I love that your zentangle poem evolved from a children's reader/primer/basal book. The pictures are charming, your attention to detail in your design compliments your new found poem, and the language and content are so appropriate for children interested in their shadows. Thanks for your lovely offering.

Linda B said...

Such a perfect page for the look at "light and shadow", Andi. I have loved doing this & love seeing how you created one, too.

Tricia said...

I love that you left the words unadorned and so creatively blacked out the rest. I also love the frame around it. You nailed this! And I love this poem. Can't wait to share it with my science class this fall.

Irene Latham said...

Andromeda, you've really created something special! Light and shadow are perfect subjects for this kind of found poetry/art experience. Thank you!

Michelle Kogan said...

The art image really captures the mood of your poem Andi–and you carried the liveliness of the image into your zentangle's swirls, boxes, and patterns, thanks.

Mary Lee said...

"Shadows are made with light." So profound. The interplay of light and dark in our lives is complicated. I love how your poem explores that. And like Tanita, I admire your unboxed words!

laurasalas said...

Andi, this is so lovely and elegant!

Linda Mitchell said...

What a great page for a zentangle poem. And, the subject of light and shadow is perfect with a black and white zentangle. I keep writing on every blog page, I want to try this....but seriously I want to try this! As soon as I get home from my girls weekend, zentangle it is!

Ruth said...

Lovely!