An “Ode to My Pencils…”

There’s quite a few of my poems, filed away, yet to be illustrated. This one I wrote very recently. I always like to show my poems with an illustration..to my thinking I’m more skilled in my art than in my writing; so hope the artwork picks up, where the poem leaves off.

Of course, I continue to try and improve my skills in both spheres.

Jar of pencils and brushes
I used graphite pencil, paint, white oil pastel and the sponge in the “Art Set Pro” app. Took it to “PicCollage”app, added my poem in there, having left a space to the right of the jar of pencils and brushes.

In this poem I use one of my favourite language devices, “personification” – which just means giving inanimate objects human feelings and characteristics. Things that I handle most days at home have: chatted, danced, waved, misbehaved..well at least they have in my poems! And I think my pencils, brushes…are no longer sad, but glad to have starred in this poem, on this big stage, online, and on my iPad. 🙂

I use this language device, “personification” throughout my book of illustrated haiku.

Perhaps you can think of an object to personify, have a go, it’s fun. Write a few sentences or a haiku : let that broom, clock, gumboot, or whatever you choose: think, speak, feel and/or move..love to see what you come up with.