Last weekend I had a group of art enthusiasts come to my studio for a visit so I could show them what I do and where I work. I wanted everyone to take something home with them as a memento of the visit – I love mementos! So I came up with the idea of imprinting parts of the Autumn poem I had written recently onto small organic shaped pieces of copper I had cut out and then I patinated (coloured)them. There were 26 pieces in all and on the back I imprinted the letter of the alphabet – in the order the pieces sat in the poem. I invited each person to take a couple of pieces and I asked them to write down the wording on the pieces they had taken in the book I had supplied. It was fun and I really enjoyed the delight they took in choosing the words that were right for them!
Down by the estuary I can smell Autumn
It’s in the air clean and sharp
I imagine the birds are rejoicing now
lined up by the shore
calling their songs to the waiting wind
With the Summer sun burning away
soon we’ll be left
with morning dew, falling leaves and the
intoxicating smell of Autumn
Deanna Gracie ©
Once they had departed I looked at the pieces left behind and wondered what I’d do with them. So yesterday I sat down and jiggled around with the words until they resembled another poem. My challenge was to use only the words I had and all of them – I didn’t want to leave any out!
Here is what I’m left with – A poem of sorts…..
It’s in the air
and moist with morning dew
The birds are rejoicing now
calling their songs of Autumn
we’ll be left with the Summer sun
burning away soon………
Deanna Gracie ©
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Deanna Gracie : – )