Friday, 5 August 2011
Three from a selection of mesostic poems, part of an artwork called 'Propogator' (2003) by the artist Alec Finlay, in the permanent exhibition at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
SpinaChy Thread Milky
disH And spInes
wIth buttoNs yelLowy
lunCh Sewn pricKs
I didn't know what a mesostic poem was until I saw these. Wikipedia tells me they are where a vertical phrase intersects lines of horizontal text. Similar to an acrostic but the vertical phrase intersects through the middle not at the beginning of the line. (Hard to line them up in Blogger though!) I thought Betsy might like these...she's good at acrostic poems. They look deceptively simple... but see how the words capture the essence of each plant.
I shall bring you more photos from my lovely day out at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park soon.