I chose Alphabet Portfolio by James Stroud and Matthew Carter, a series of 26 prints of the letters of the alphabet in different typographical formats.
My poem was inspired by May Swenson's Cardinal Ideograms, one of my favorite poems about numbers and what they resemble.
Linguistic Ideograms, a Dyslexic's Nightmare
a face in profile sporting
a 50's pompadour
c the dinner plate between
the bread and drink
(join forefingers to thumbs
and you'll see what I mean)
e the tip of a pig's tail
f a tree whose crown is
weighed down with snow
g crooked 8 written by a hand
touched with Parkinson's
h holy hell! how many more
eyes tortured by symbols
on the page
there's a broken ladder, open zipper,
winding garden hose, a camel's back
Poem ©Tricia Stohr-Hunt, 2019. All rights reserved.
You can read the pieces written by my poetry sisters at the links below. Andi and Kelly are out this month, but they will be back with us soon.Poetry for Children. Happy new year and happy poetry Friday friends!