humdrum hermit

steppenwolf erasure poem & photoart
photoart & poem – ©2017 Laura Granby

moist pavements in tears and veiled
lamps sucked reflections from wet ground
I used to love the dark, sad evenings
moods of melancholy wrapped
the leafless landscape full of poetry
– now the cup was emptied
to the living heart of the world

Some erasure poetry lifted from Hermann Hesse’s novel – (see text Steppenwolf p19) for Victoria’s prompt:Look What I Found! dVerse MTB
and despite being a bit of a blog hermit this weekend am linking up with the Poetry Pantry

 

24 Comments on “humdrum hermit

  1. The emptiness all around touches the core. Beautiful, Laura. “moods of melancholy wrapped / the leafless landscape” Love this.

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    • Hesse’s heritage and travels gave the mystical touch of India to his writing

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  2. Well done, Laura. I do erasure poems so poorly. Love …I used to love the dark, sad evenings / moods of melancholy wrapped / the leafless landscape full of poetry…

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    • have never tried this before Sarah but feel that it certainly needs a lyrical passage to begin with

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    • thank you – I love this novel ❤ Steppenwolf's adventure in his alter ego makes him swoon too

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    • hello Sherry – lets be happy hermits together!

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  3. This is a gorgeous piece of erasure poetry… you really found the perfect book to write something new… especially love how you tied it together in the end,

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    • thank you Bjorn – happily I found a long and lyrical paragraph to erase a poem from

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  4. Erasure poetry here? I am truly impressed! Hermann Hesse, I think, would have enjoyed!

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    • Hope he would see how much I tried to keep true to the hermit

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    • Yes an interesting form to see what remains after the blackout

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    • For once the photoart followed the verse – thank you for looking and reading

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    • Thank you Elizabeth for the encouragement – shall try again

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  5. lamps sucked reflections from wet ground” love that and another stunner “now the cup was emptied to the living heart of the world” Beautiful poem

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    • Thank you on behalf of Hermann Hesse

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    • Glad you enjoyed Julian – have you read the book?

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