Junk Mail Art: Riddles

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 What is the creature who knows me? The mind
that walks nightly
on four legs circling round
in morning just wanting
two legs to rest
at noon and inspire sleep
three spheres
in the silent
evening so near

This is another one of my mythological junk mail art pieces.  The cleave poem uses the secret keeper’s words for the week:  INSPIRE | NIGHT | MIND | NEAR | WANT |

The idea for doing a kind of call and response with this poetic form came from something my daughter’s piano teacher said.  She gave her students 2 lessons per week:  one by themselves, and one with another student.  My daughter was paired in her teenage years with a boy a few years older and they would do 4-handed piano.  One exercise they used when learning new pieces was to begin by looking only at one measure of music and then improvise a response.

I know, it’s kind of a stretch, but as I’ve said before:  everything gives me ideas.  I’m not sure my response to the sphinx’s words makes too much sense (but it is a riddle, right?); still, the idea seems worth exploring further.  To be continued…

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13 responses to “Junk Mail Art: Riddles”

  1. Jodi says :

    Your creativity blows me away kerfe!!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Laura (Createarteveryday) says :

    What Jodi said! How doth she do it. 💜

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Charlie O'Shields (doodlewash) says :

    Awesome junk mail art! Ingenious and so clever!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. artandmoondreams says :

    An amazing piece, love your verse, it is a perfect response to the lovely collage image of the Sphinx, and the idea of the riddle…very mysterious, very intriguing and nicely presented. Thank you for sharing.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Jennifer G. Knoblock says :

    Love it. The first line alone…and then those mysterious three spheres…

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Sand Salt Moon says :

    Stretching is good – I dig this !

    Liked by 1 person

  7. memadtwo says :

    Very mysterious!


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