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The Poet Who Painted With His Words

Guillaume Apollinaire , part of the Modernist set of artists, writers and thinkers who gathered in Paris around the turn of the century, was a unique poet who combined text and images into a new form of poetry, the Calligramme. 107 more words

The Art Of Narrative

Prompts for RWJ, Prompt 206

Good morning folks! Or good evening more likely. I had a flashback to Amsterdam. So that’s how the poem started. But then I had to stage some kind of meltdown so I went for fiction. 183 more words


Tessa, A Bohemian Rhapsody

It’s easy to do sleaze.
But unendurable, like melancholy. On the shimmering canal
looking through glass. It was an insult if you ask me,
a commodified lease–hair’s only the bohemian… 332 more words


Ô mon très cher amour, toi mon oeuvre et que j'aime,

A nice love sonnet from Apollinaire in which the poet’s strength of feeling competes for attention with his erudition and somewhat unusual poetic point of view. 410 more words


If I can’t focus enough to read, I can still make reading lists.  Here are some of my favourite poems:

Emily Dickinson, I felt a Funeral, in my Brain (280) 897 more words

Male Writers

The Feminine Side of Cubism: Marie Laurencin

On the 8th of June 1956, Cubist artist Marie Laurencin died in Paris at the age of 72. During her lifetime, Laurencin achieved a successful international reputation, especially in the 1920s and 1930s. 689 more words

Art History

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It is in terms of the quantity of an artist’s production that one estimates the worth of a single work.

Guillaume Apollinaire, “Picasso”

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