Collaboration Tuesday – Splinter – Sandburg


One of the best parts (if not the best part!) of blogging for me are the collaborations that have emerged from it – and the ongoing illustrated poetry conversation between myself and Ms. Kerfe Roig is one I cherish a great deal. To my delight, it has become more or less a seasonal occurrence and is now a way I mark their changing. Our fall series begins today! Collage by Kerfe Roig of Method Two Madness (click over there for a visit, you’ll be glad you did), poem by Carl Sandburg, composition by me.



  1. I love this, I have also worked with illustrators, doing whole series of reinterpretations, where we had a exhibition called reinterpretations, which included 30 paintings and thirty poems. I really love this form of collage, which seem to suit the poem incredibly well. Best wishes and blessings, Charles.


    1. Thank you so much, Charles! I completely agree – I am an enthusiastic fan of collage, especially Kerfe’s, and this one is perfect for “Splinter.” The Reinterpretations exhibition sounds fantastic – are there pictures or a link we could go to and see a little of it? Is it still up?

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      1. i doubt that their is any trace of it any more, as it happened when computers were in their infancy back in the ’80’s, so I think the exhibition, no longer exists, and the chances of any of being available on the internet are remote. The painters name is Margaret Vorster, so you can look her up and see if any of the face of Africa series is on the internet, as this was part of the exhibition. Margaret now lives and works in Sedgefield on the garden route, about 5 hours drive from here, so we have not met up again for many years. I also did one of the pictures called 3 watch TV, and one day will try some collage. Best wishes and blessings, Charles.


    1. Thank you, Claudia! I always love the illustrations that Kerfe does for the poems. I really love the shape and texture of this one, especially the cricket trail down the center (that’s what I take it to be!).


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