Sunday, May 24, 2009

Recycled Beauties: Poem from Collage

I made a 12-page collaged booklet using (among other things) images and text from a book of pin-ups. The poem below is a reconfiguring of the text which makes up the booklet: each page in the booklet has a few lines on it, and here I've condensed and changed a bit.

Recycled Beauties

Not movie stars, much more than
sleek limbs followed by
countless others, these girls

who are now elderly women,
girls of a specific time,
a specific war, still promise

a wonderful postwar world.
Things are peaceful where
they wear sheer dressing gowns

or nothing at all.

1 comment:

Jenn @ youknow... that blog? said...

Shakespearean? Not.
Come visit me regardless!
I want your haiku...

Ok, that may not be your type of poetry, Amanda, but hopefully it will entice you to try your hand at it! ;)

If you have time, stop by "my place" and take part in my first ever "Silly Haiku Wednesday"!

Can't wait to see what you come up with!