Imagine the backyard do-over,
loving, strong relationship
on the floor.
Together for love and fun –
driven to enduring sadness
mixed with praise overflowing.
That’s the reward.
This is the third poem I’ve written using Austin Kleon’s newspaper blackout technique. I really like this technique…it’s a bit like solving a puzzle as I look through an article searching for words to form into a poem that means something to me. I have to be really careful not to tap too much into or recreate the actual article itself. That’s the challenge!
I took the photo in March 2009 at a NoLA Rising paint party in the St. Roch neighborhood of New Orleans. I don’t know if this couple was actually together but I thought this scene of him dusting off her feet was quite adorable. I edited the original color photo in PicNik making it mostly black & white but with a tinge of color for his striped vest and the drinks.
13 thoughts on “Enduring Love Is An Art”
Love the poem, love the pic and the technique.
I love everything about it. Hope all finds you doing well.
Wow, tricky technique – very well done. I havent tried this yet……….I love the photo. Thanks for the interesting post.
You should try it, Sherry. I think it’s a really good exercise that helps me look at words in a different way. Thanks for your comment.
This turns serendipity into an art form alright!
Interesting, I’m definately going to have to try this technique out sometime. It looks like a good way to get out of a rut. I’ll most certainly be reading more of your work.
Also, thank you for the wonderful comment you left on my blog. It mean’t a lot to me to hear someone say that.
You are very welcome – I’m glad I helped out a bit.
Very interesting technique. Nice work.
Thank you! I’m glad you stopped by and commented.
Brilliant, zouxzoux! So effective. I’m going to have a go at this.
Oh good! I’ll watch for it.
Never heard of this technique … Sounds like a challenge and interesting.