It has been an even busier week for me than normal (which is always set to “very busy” anyway) so I wound up combining my Thursday post with my Friday post. But first, I wanted to put in a plug for everyone to go and check out the wonderful post (<– there!) that ~Meredith of the fabulous Living is Not Mental Illness blog wrote about Henry Darger. I had recommended the 2004 documentary about Darger called The Realms of the Unreal (the full length documentary is available free on YouTube); ~Meredith took me up on the offer and her response to it was so eloquent. I loved it. Check it out!
With no further ado, may I present my week in found poetry:
It started with a surprise haiku on my iced tea…
Then, midweek, while cleaning out a drawer, I happened upon a scrap of a poem I had cut out of a magazine so many years ago…
…it reminded me both of that great poem (which you can read here) and the universal desire for a place to call home.
To end my work week, I made a pilgrimage to photograph my favorite street sign in the city. I’ve been admiring the meditative – nearly Buddhist – quality of this particular street sign for a few months now (which is a strange sentence to write, but there you are!). I’ve not seen another of its kind yet in my wanderings about Boston and I decided that it made a one-word poem almost as much as Mr. Cor van den Heuval’s famous one word “Tundra” haiku:
I hope your week was poetic as well. Happy Friday and Spring Equinox!