Poetic Pairings

Sometimes I read a poem or a short story and it instantly evokes a work of art I have seen and loved, and of course sometimes it works the other way round.

Some paintings were directly inspired by poems or vice versa.

And lets not forget the many polymaths who could both paint and write and whose work is a fusion of both.

Every month (almost!) I have been doing a 'Poetic Pairing' post; matching up a painting with its poetic counterpart. Some links have been immediately obvious and representational while others have been more of a feeling.

I have loved doing this, It has broadened my horizons teaching me a little about poetry and forcing me to look at how works of art and poems alike act on the emotions and evoke stories and memories.

The thing I would love most is to get some suggestions from my wonderful readers, either of pairings that mean something to you or even giving me a challenge, send me a poem or painting and I will try to match it up. If you do have anything just post it at the bottom of this page. Happy hunting!

Here are the ones I have done so far:

October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015

December 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014

December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013

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