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The Found Art of Thank-You Notes

 

 

 

 

freight of feeling conveyed on a scrap

a scrap of paper with words scratched on it

paper with words scratched on it by hand

 

somehow thickets of exclamation

have the dignity to sit and write

life into a custom many felt

also inadvertently supports

evolutionary dynamics

 

recent scientific findings have linked

scribbles laid on a correspondence card

(selected for how ink flows across it)

forging bonds of both trust and dependence

optimism, stress reduction, and the

olfactory pleasure they provided

 

in doing so, they are not only on

stiff correspondence cards adorned with a

want to share the tactile, the visual,

this truth is not, alas, universal

a rhinoceros embossed in gold

can also ring an emotional chord

 

you can be entertained by anyone,

bold lines; artful arrangement of colors

despite the incursions electronic

you can plain express something difficult:

the vision of that other penmanship

 

ink on paper challenged on several

points, all caps shouts, and loaded acronyms

like boring stuff your parents made you do;

now older, it becomes more important

 

in the process of opening a note

feeling the paper, seeing the writing,

reading the message in another’s voice,

you’ve a piece of that person in your hand

that is such an honor, as it should be

 

emotional in digital is lost?

 

 

 

 

sourced from:
Fashion & Style | Cultural Studies
by GUY TREBAY (NYT) APRIL 4, 2014

 

 

 

 

Francis Bacon’s Moment

 

 

 

 

There has since been a meteoric rise

 

They want an unmistakable that fitz

 

Come along one after the other

 

An unstoppable upward momentum

 

He produced remains in private hands

 

 

 

This is much more tender and serene

 

 

 

 

sourced from:
International Arts
by SCOTT REYBURN (NYT) APRIL 4, 2014

 

 

 

 


Tribal Art On The Rise . . .

 

 

 

Attracted by the sculptural power

So fascinating to see them standing

See them standing looking at each other

In the meantime, Paris is still trying

 

 

 

 

sourced from:
International Arts
by SCOTT REYBURN (NYT) APRIL 4, 2014

 

 

“BLANK VERSE AMIDST THE PROSE

Compose a poem using unintentional lines of iambic pentameter found in your newspaper.” –from The OULIPOST Playbook

 

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