Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Someone Else's Art

Mommy's Nintendo at the Itsy Bitsy Monkey reminds us that National Poetry Month only has about a week left. She has posted several nice poems, the one I've linked to above is a delightful as the coming and going of waves themselves.
I don't have the quick agility with poetry as she does. But I recently bought a book called Something Permanent that is very nice--it's a collection of Walker Evans photography accompanied by poems by Cynthia Rylant. Here's an example of one I like very much.


He told her that if she'd come with him
they could stay at his sister's in Vicksburg
then catch the Greyhound north for Pennsylvania,
and maybe there he'd
find work and they'd make it some way.
She asked how was he going to buy
two bus tickets to Pittsburgh
when he didn't have even a dime, and he said
he'd offer to drive the bus halfway,
and this made some kind of desperate sense to her
so she went.

Here are some other photos of Evans. . . do any of them inspire you to write?


  1. If I wrote like you do, then YES, the pictures would inspire me to write. You write so very well.

  2. Thanks for the mention. NPM has kind of flown by!!

    I like "Hitchhiker" very much, too. Thank you for sharing it.

  3. Thanks for sharing these photos with us. I do think that there may be plenty of material for a great writing piece here. I love using photos for inspiration.

  4. Love the black and white photography. There's not enough of it these days.

    I'm not much of a serious writer although I appreciate people who have that talent very much.

  5. I absolutely love the images, words and music!
    Thank you


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