Today I have time on my mindÖ how there never seems to be enough of it, how it flies by so quickly even in the summer, how we need to savor each moment, etc.
And, of course, I always have poetry on my mind. Since writing poems for THE ARROW FINDS ITS MARK Ė A Book of Found Poems released in the spring, I canít help but ďfindĒ poems in unlikely places. Iíve been working on some artwork incorporating found objects, so now Iím combining the two (found art and found poetry).
The photo above is of a 6 X 8 piece featuring an ad for Snowdrift shortening from a 1927 Good Housekeeping magazine. It also includes a vintage keyhole, clock face, flat key, and an old frame (all found in antique stores or on Etsy). The paint is acrylic and gouache mixed with gesso and finished with gel medium.
The ad was called, ďNext Time You Make a Cake.Ē That would be a great title for a poem in itself, but I decided to wonder about time as an ingredient one could manipulate like flour or shortening. What if we could ďshortenĒ time to capture it Ė stir it up and taste it?
by Robyn Hood Black
(Found in a 1927 advertisement for Snowdrift shortening appearing in Good Housekeeping.)
is so good Ė
sweet as new cream.
pleasure to use,
naturally found in
Make the most of your time today with great poetry rounded up by the wonderful Jone at Check It Out .