Monday, December 19, 2005

"Circumscribed"   [boomerang lullaby]

Among the sounds & thoughts   that one might think to utter
    what array presents a picture   that could please her heart?
    if merely words are given me   perchance my part

in life's already circumscribed?   one can but mutter
    or sing or sigh   or tra-la-la   or horse-&-cart
the erstwhile cart-&-horse!   or maybe bread the butter?
    (where bread were formerly buttered)   as we say   with art
how many might be the sounds & thoughts   one thinks to utter?


Blogger Max Babi said...

Good experiment, I guess it would have never occurred to me that one could use the colours so effectively. I mean language has always been monochrome!



Tue Dec 20, 06:37:00 AM PST  
Blogger david raphael israel said...

It has typically been monochrome -- but not always!

I refer your recollection, Bhai-saheb, to the great traditions of the illuminated manuscript! -- of Euroope and Asia alike. It occurred to me (after doing this) that it (very-very distantly) echoes something from those remarkably expressive forms of (often very colorful) text-besottedness (that is, forms of expressing crazy love for the written word).

I was happy, too, how the 2nd one above (the grayscale bird-poem experiment) took a differing tack.

The obvious focus, here, is on the end-rhymes -- classifying lines accordingly -- this thus serving as the organizing principle for visual display & design.

I suspect there might be further ways one may develop such ideas. These, anyway, show some that I'm happy with.

cheers, d.i.

Tue Dec 20, 07:01:00 AM PST  

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