Shadows of Doubt Poetry Art: Combining Poetry and Visual Art
What is Poetry-Art
Poetry-art is an art-form that allows the artist to combine both poetry and a visual work of art within a single art piece. One of the greatest and perhaps earliest recognized poet-artists is Jalaluddin Rumi. Another well known poet-artist is William Blake. Poetry-art is not well known as either a field of art or poetry. However, when you study works of art and poetry you will find a number of examples of poetry-art. One of the better known forms of poetry-art is ekphrastic poetry. Ekphrastic poetry is poetry that reacts to or describes a visual work of art. Most ekphrastic poems respond to works of art done by other people, however in the example used in this hub I write a poem which describes my own visual art piece. Perhaps the best known ekphrastic poem in which a poet uses his own painting is The Tyger by William Blake. Those of you who are both poets and visual artists may be interested in trying out this art form and if you are brave enough you may even want to sell art products with your ekphrastic poetry. (If you use someone else is artwork please ensure you abide by the copyright rules in place for that work of art). You can read more about writing ekphrastic poetry here. This hub provides examples of poetry-art and refers you to websites where you can create, sell and buy poetry art works.
An Example of Poetry Art: Shadows of Doubt by Injete Chesoni
Shadows of Doubt
What is real
and what is an image?
When we stand naked
before the world
do we show our real selves,
or is our true self consistently hidden
in shadows of doubt?
How can our true beauty
if it is cloaked in appearances?
Perhaps when we go
to the place of nothingness,
Our true beauty will emerge.
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An Example of Poetry Art by William Blake: Poison Tree from Songs of Experience
Where You Can Create, Sell and Buy Poetry Art Online
If you are interested in purchasing poetry-art you can find it at a number of online stores. Some good places to find poetry posters and poetry art prints online are at Allposters.com, Printfinders.com and Art.com. You can also find William Blake giclee art prints at Allposters.com. William Blake and Jalaluddin Rumi poetry books can be found at Amazon.com. If you would like to explore your creative side consider creating and selling poetry art products at Zazzle.com.
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