Monday, August 16, 2010

Rings of Annual Laughter and Sorrow


Tried to get the third book in the 100 Cupboards series today from my beloved public library, but they haven't gotten it yet. Here's a quote from the second one that knocked my socks off:

From Dandelion Fire
by N.D. Wilson

"He wanted to try and speak this language. He wanted words in his mouth to
be alive, to take on flesh, wood, bark, sap, leaves, rings of annual
laughter and sorrow. He wanted to speak life."

As a little experiment, here's part of it laid out as a poem:


He wanted
words in his mouth
to be alive,
to take on flesh,
wood,
bark,
sap,
leaves,
rings of annual laughter
and sorrow.

Wouldn't that make a great springboard for a piece of text art (with Mr. Wilson's permission, of course)?


1 comment:

B.C. said...

The first two books are on my shelf at school, but I haven't read them yet. Your short little quote--and your delicious accompanying "found poem"-- have me chomping at the bit to get back to school and get started on them.