Poetry in Art: I Saw the Figure 5 in Gold by Charles Demuth

Charles Demuth’s fabulous painting, I Saw the Figure 5 in Gold, was inspired by his friend William Carlos Williams’ poem, The Great Figure.  The artwork is full of references to the poem and poet.

I Saw the Figure 5 in Gold by Charles Demuth, 1928

I Saw the Figure 5 in Gold by Charles Demuth, 1928. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.

It’s always nice to see artists inspiring other artists, especially when they work in different mediums.

The Great Figure by William Carlos Williams

[Alternative Muses] Going and Coming: Alfred, Lord Tennyson/Carole Lombard Mashup

“Dreams are true while they last, and do we not live in dreams?”-Alfred, Lord Tennyson (died 6 October 1892)

Carole Lombard, circa 1932

Circa 1932: Carole Lombard (born 6 October 1908)

Lather, poem by Alicia Austen (Magnetic Poetry Kit Poem)


Check out my (magnetic poetry) poem “Lather” on Silver Birch Press’ blog!

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NOTE: Yesterday, we blogged about the Magnetic Poetry Kit and included a link where you could create a magnetic poem online. We also asked people to send us their magnetic poems so we could feature them on our blog. Alicia Austen rose to the occasion and is the first to forward her Magnetic Poetry Kit poem. Thank you Alicia!


ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Alicia Austen is a writer, editor, and rebel-creative. She currently resides in the Queen City (aka Cincinnati), where she can usually be found drinking tea, listening to punk rock, and reading out-of-print books. Visit her blog at onetrackmuse.com.

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Darwin on Poetry

“If I had my life to live over again, I would have made a rule to read some poetry and listen to some music at least once every week.”-Charles Darwin

The Drawbridge by Vincent van Gogh, 1888

The Drawbridge by Vincent van Gogh, 1888. I’d add “look at beautiful things as often as possible” to the list.

Congratulations, Sir John Suckling, You Have One of the Best Writer Names of All Time. Also, Happy Birthday!

Sir John Suckling, poet and inventor of cribbage, was born on 10 February 1609.

Sir John Suckling by Anthony van Dyck, 17th century

Sir John Suckling by Anthony van Dyck, 17th century.

“I prithee send me back my heart,/Since I cannot have thine;/For if from yours you will not part,/Why, then, shouldst thou have mine?”