One of my fellow #clmooc-ers, Vanessa Vaile, posted this invitation in the G+ community to remix, hack, create found poetry…and it’s been sitting in the back of my mind, waiting for the opportunity to find its place on my blog.
This morning the twittersphere handed my this poem and it has stayed with me all day, begging me to think about ways to remix and recreate and combine it with my photography.
The World Is in Pencil
BY TODD BOSS—not pen. It’s gotthat same silkendust about it, doesn’t it,that same sense ofhaving been roughedonto paper evenas it was planned.It had to be a laborof love. It must’vetaken its author sometime, some shove.I’ll bet it felt goodin the hand—the o
of the ocean, and
the and and the and
of the land.
Source: Poetry (November 2011).
And so, here is my remixed version:
The World Is in Pencil: Remixed
Pencil in the ocean
and the land
Authored with labor
roughed by silken dust.
to feel, to handle
Until you can see
as if it was planned
inked on paper.
A map of your life.
This photo was also remixed. Taking a photo I took earlier this week,
I wanted to create a sense of pencil and sketch, roughed and labored.
I used the app Sketch on my iPhone to create this effect.
Here is the original:
Try your hand at found poetry…I invite you to remix mine or find
something that speaks to you. How might you remix a photo or
other image to go with it? Be sure to share!