Where have you been?
Sing the forgotten song, remembered
long after the question
Although this doesn’t resemble at all what I originally had in mind, like Billy it has its charms. And it does have a dreamlike atmosphere, which was part of my intent. Always a learning experience: the tracing paper reacts very differently to glue than tissue paper, shrinking up in ridges. And the embroidery backstitch worked just as well as running stitch on paper which is a good thing to know.
And in the spirit of always acknowledging my influences, even if I’m not consciously aware of them until I finish a piece: thanks, once again, to Nancy Spero.
“Charming Billy” can be found in Atomic Poetry #1.