Thursday, May 14, 2009

Blue vase with Pencils

Pencil Vase

I was inspired to take this picture by a poem, "Advice to Writers" by Billy Collins.

"From a small vase, sparkling blue, lift
a yellow pencil, the sharpest of the bouquet,
and cover pages with tiny sentences
like long rows of devoted ants
that followed you in from the woods."

From Sailing Alone Around the Room. I find Collins poetry very accessible but not the least bit shallow.

5 comments:

Jud said...

I love it! The melding of the two media, the written word and your lovely photo - awesome. Truly. I wonder if you might sell me a print of the photo to frame with the poem?

sarala said...

Thanks Jud. I could just get you a print. I'm not famous enough to be selling them. LOL. I have another print I need to order--I'll try to remember to get to it. What size?

Jud said...

I don't know...what would recommend?

Angela Recada said...

I really like this, and I like your collage too.

When you have a moment, stop by my blog (Angela Recada) to pick up the One Lovely Blog Award I've given you!

I hope your cold is better.

June Calender said...

Lovely post -- picture and poem. I totally agree with you about Billy Collins' work. I'm fairly addicted, too, to reading articles by MDs in the Science section of the NYTimes; your posts about working while sick fit right in. I'm going to bookmark your blog.