You may know that in addition to my artwork I also write poetry (posted on my blog Claudia McGill Writes Poetry, Did You Know That?). For the next several months I will be posting here a combined art/poetry project, Large Artist Sketchbook 2020.
I fill up sketchbooks with all kinds of art. Some contain images only and some of them I use the images as inspiration for poetry. In these books the image is on one page of the spread and the poetry on the other. This book is set up in this manner.
I’ll show you the image and then add the poem that goes with it. See what you think.
At the midpoint of full-noon
who will never be anywhere else but here
crowd the middle of the field.
Shimmer sky hum insects
the crow calls out
with a caressing croak that cracks
just as it ends
Large Artist Sketchbook 2020 image 11