Monday, March 19, 2007

Poetry and Art - My Drawing "Three Ballerinas" set to Poetry in a literature contest!

While checking my website statistics like i usually do weekly, i noticed an interesting amount of traffic coming from an online literature forum / site. I decided to check it out and found that a person by the name of "autolycus", who i think is a professor of poetry or english, found my art online and decided to create a poetry contest from this work of art! What a cool idea i thought to myself, and i was intrugued by what poems they would come up with. They have already begun posting some poems from the image, and i find all of them very inspiring. The use of words in relation to one another can create such beauty like the way i place shape, line, and form to create my vision.

I am having a hard time picking a favorite, but here is one poem by "Adolescent09" which goes like this:

"Triple meter unset,
Melody rounds roulette
They turn to pirouette.

Three sisters at the dance
Stop their legs in coy stance
Eyes balk with girlish glance.

Synch in legs, arms and feet
Pitch and hurl to the beat
Fold midriff to a pleat.

Balance, poise, ballet springs,
Mother glares in the wings
Violins sway in swings.

Sister one spins on toes,
Sister two roughly flows,
Sister three down she goes."

The deadline for this poetry contest based on my work "Three Ballerinas" is April 1st, according to autolycos, who started the contest.

To see the other poems just click Here

Thanks Autolycus for using my work!
Justin ~~~


Anonymous said...

Splendid Colors Justin. The poems are really cool. Keep up the interesting and intelligent work.


Anonymous said...

Dear Justin,

Thank you so much for allowing me to use your picture (actually, I was being presumptuous in linking without asking - sorry!) in the contest. Your colleague Mike contacted me by PM, but I was unfortunately tardy in replying to him (which I've done).

I came across your art at and I feel personally that more people ought to be exposed to your fascinating drawings.

The contest is over, the thread has been locked, and the winner selected (with some commentary by me). Everyone enjoyed themselves.

I wish you all the best in your artistic journey. Cheers!

[PS: Thanks for the compliment about me being a literature professor - I actually teach philosophy and chemistry, and play chess a bit. *grin*]

Unknown said...

Thank You AutoLycus! I wish you much success in the future and keep up the wonderful poetry!

Anonymous said...

I do not think I have seen this said in such a way before. You really have made this so much clearer for me. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Very enlightening and beneficial to someone whose been out of the circuit for a long time.

- Kris

Anonymous said...

Keep posting stuff like this i really like it

Anonymous said...

Very nicce!