Since Monday’s post had a science themed collage for Phil’s Kick-About Number #4, I visited the archive to see about another science themed collage. I came across this one, for a William Carlos William’s poem. I laughed because I got the background image for this one – you can see the “heat” and “cold” peaking out from the lady’s shoulder – from the same source as the center image in “Mirror Neurons.” It was a science textbook from the early 60’s I got for free out of the discard pile at the library. The science in it was outdated and often overtly sexist and racist – so I cut out the best of the illustrations and art and consigned the rest to the dustbin of history.
The entirety of the poem is posted after the read more tag, along with the text of the original post and a link (which is still good, I checked) to an online archive of Williams reading his own poems.
>>This post was meant to be an Excerpt Tuesday, but yesterday became unexpectedly busy and so here we are today! This will be my last William Carlos Williams collage in the series kicking off 2016. I’ve really enjoyed exploring his work through collage – thank you all for joining me! If you’d like to see my other two WCW collages click here and here (edit 26 June 2020, posts not available, links removed). One commenter noted on my first WCW collage that Dr. Williams used to write lines for poems on prescription pads and that is an image that I love. In my research into Dr. Williams, I found a wonderful archive of his poetry readings – free and available to the public. If you would like to hear Dr. Williams reading dozens of his own poems, I encourage you to visit the UPenn Sound Archive WCW page. The poem today is “The Sound of Waves” by William Carlos Williams (scroll down to read the whole poem), mixed media collage and composition by me. Have a wonderful Wednesday!<<