Shadorma 22

Shadorma 22

makes words and those words
lining up
grow into green sentences
good and true and strong

Image 28

Small Artist Sketchbook 2018 Image #28003



This poem is from my Small Artist Sketchbook 2018. Similar to my previous Large Artist Sketchbook 2017, I created artwork in a book over a period of time, 2016-2017-2018, and later wrote poems to go with each image. This book contains only haiku, shadorma, or tanka. All poems were published in the collection Clean Canvas in spring 2018 (without their illustrations).

In the sketch book, the poems are on the facing page for each illustration – here I am only showing you the illustration, with the text beneath it. Each poem is numbered according to my master list and the date refers to when I wrote the poem, not when the illustration was done.

Read and enjoy, and thank you!


8 thoughts on “Shadorma 22

  1. Yes. If our words and sentences could be life-giving or reflect that, that is what I hope to do if I can. Falling short so often , but still, I like to think there is always tomorrow that I will see green…

  2. It is actually kind of amazing when you think about it, isn’t it? All those peculiar shapes in different languages’ alphabets combining together to create meaning and communicate such incredible things.

  3. Yes, I’ve been doing some reading about the difference between speaking words, and reading or writing them, and how the brain uses different parts to decipher meaning from them. I re-read this little poem now with that in mind, too.

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