I write for rare the moment when my words seems to spring off the page and come to life. This is an uncommon feeling. More often I launch a grand idea and it gets stuck.
If I can sit with a concept that’s not working, sometimes it gets discarded for something better. Sometimes it transforms into a new and improved idea. Other times, I can’t decide what to do with it. I have to step away from my desk and get out into the world. Usually, I bring my sketchbook.
Last week I went to the local botanic garden to sketch the trees and tulips. My frustration fell away, briefly. I was inspired to write a poem.
Next week is the last week of National Poetry Month. I’ll try to answer the question I’ve been exploring for the last year: What IS a poetry comic?
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I recently found this old poetry anthology that had a cover with a comic series of an Emily Dickinson poem. The guy who did it was known for poetry comics. His were more like interpretations of famous poems through the form of comics. His name is Dave Morice. Anyway, it was interesting to explore some of his stuff. :)
My favourite tree here is the willow. It is so apt. Thanks for making me laugh with your poetry comic.
A poetry comic is longer but shorter,
It speaks volumes with its visuals,
But it gives room for ponderings.
It makes you look in the same direction as the poet-artist,
But it evokes different emotional responses from the reader.
Try reading your poem without the pictures and then read it with the pictures.
Perhaps this will help you get the answer.
Thank you for making the morning better!
Have a wonderful day.