Wednesday, February 02, 2005

The whole world

...thing in the last post likely came to me from a poem by Edward Lear of "The Owl and the Pussycat" fame. Lear, known for his nonsense verse, was also a painter whose landscapes - Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives, Sunrise being a fine example - rely just as much on rhyme, rhythm and nonsense. The poet, I think, is most transparent in his watercolors. In them I see playful lines, though some seem to be escaping.

2 comments:

Ryan said...

Hello, I just stumbled across your Blog and noticed that you take an interest in literature. I was wondering if you'd care to take a look at a rough draft I'm working on at the moment? I posted a chunk of the beginning on my own Blog today, and I found out the hard way that Blogger doesn't let folks search out others with similar interests. I'm just going from Blog to Blog in search of folks willing to give me some pointers on what I've written. If you could offer some advice, it'd make my day. If not, don't worry about it! I still have a few million users to check!

Brenda Schmidt said...

Hi Ryan,
I'm primarily a poet and painter and I'm afraid I don't know much about the genre you're working in, so keep looking until you find someone who does. You will.

Great pictures by the way, especially the one of the cat drinking!