Old Poem Saturday – Death – John Vance Cheney



The illustrated poetry for today is a combination of Old Poem Saturday and Aleatory Thursday! The poem is “Death,” a quatrain by John Vance Cheney, and the composition, drawing, and collage is by me. The art was inspired by my second experiment with aleatory (introducing random chance) creativity techniques – I splattered ink on a NASA press release and transcribed the words that could still be read. This time I was inspired to use the splattered paper itself while the words describing the stars and galaxies that remained led me to pair it with this poem.


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