Bursts of Paradise

mind is linearly
shape of sandcastles
orange peels
& endless mirrors

time is heavy
the fog of everyday life
a bit lonely like
walking home from the moon

& the warmth of
familiar fingers
little bursts of paradise

something human appears
& takes flight
a clock turns on its face
normal to have
never been

This is my first time creating a collage and poem together. I wrote the poem yesterday and was about the publish it here as I normally do when I was struck by a thought: why don’t I make my own artwork this time? So I did. Behold, “Bursts of Paradise.”

Those of you who’ve been reading this blog for awhile know that my poetry is often visually-inspired, including the title poem from my debut chapbook, Seven Road & Other Poems, which contains five original (and fantastic) paintings by Colorado-based artist, T. Blake. If you enjoy my poetry, you can find my chapbook for sale on Etsy.  Each copy is handmade to order and includes original, full-color artwork.



18 responses to “Bursts of Paradise”

      • The collage is fabulous. What I like most about it is that, unlike a lot of conceptual art which is just an idea, this piece retain both a sense of beauty and wonderful technical execution. The blue earth giving rise to a life is amazing. And so are you. 😉

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      • Ps. J’accepte votre liberté d’exprimer librement votre conceptions artistiques-esthétiques. Cela me semble fantastique. Bonsoir, Mademoiselle L. 🙂

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      • Thank you kindly for responding. I think collage is magical, and I am still very much finding my own style. I value your opinion, as I consider you to be exceedingly aesthetically adept and intelligent. I am happy you enjoyed this conceptual work. Bonsoir, mon ami, J. 🙂

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