Saturday, 1 December 2007

A gallery in the sky

The public was invited to come to an opening to celebrate and examine the textual image poem cards. Balloons were released from University Street in Belfast in late December.

Balloon and blog website

Please let us know if you have found a postcard drifting by your neighbourhood to this website.

A balloon with picture-text postcard waiting to be released

Poem: " Hopscotch" by Jen Moeller

Poems: "Present Tense" by Michelle Young; "7/2/2006" by Dan Leith; "Rustle" by Kris Cooke

Poems "Patterns repeat again " by Collette Thompson; "Winter Steps" by Jane Murdoch; "Skygazing" by Ruth McCavery

"in from the cold" poem by Kris Cooke

Poems "High Wire" by Shirley Millar; "Anywhere but home" by Michelle Young

Poems "fish hurtling" by Collette Thompson; "Remember" by Janice Kernoghan; "Avionics of Angels" by Dan Leith

wing by Stevie Prickett

max speed

i disappear by Anna Newell

Electric Fish by Jane Murdoch

High Hopes poem by Shirley Millar

red monday, by jen moeller

Beyond by Janice Kernoghan

One of us - Poem by Ruth McCavery

home poem by Michelle Young

found poem work by Colette Thompson

Friday, 30 November 2007

Haiku three verse, three person composed poems

red brown rumpled chair
a crumpled autumn sleeping -
curled up tabby cat.

Lay. sunkissed in sand
foam tipped satin before me.
A darkening sky.

This grey october
yellow leaves on the fire pile
succumb to the rain

black out on the lough
biting air distills the sense -
held close we shudder

hot bread coming out
sweet aroma of home time
dough-filled air a map/shout

children in the park
sparkling glass house a backdrop
laughter lifts the air

there a starry dock
angular shadows surround
hiding the lobsters

home. an unfixed place
it stays the same but changes
when cold i fly south

chimneys. burnt orange sky
makes silhouettes of starlings
slicing apple pie

bark now black from flame
embers refusing to glow -
this chance missed this time

cradled waiting to
begin breathing, cold water
on face and life slapped

moon on silver sand
silhouettes the lone figure
sea wave. eyes. undressed

soup bubbling orange
dark room. her mind elsewhere now
cold night falls down still

Wednesday, 28 November 2007

Picture-Text is a collaborative endeavour by Sylvia Grace Borda and Sinead Morrissey, focussing on the relationship between pictures and texts. Guest artists and poets will be encouraged to publish and exhibit photo and text works on the website that build new meaning between the two media, with a particular focus on creating interdisciplinary platforms of communication that traverse creative writing, poetry, art and design.