Word Art for National Poetry Month

A few collected graphics to celebrate the way a few well-crafted words create such strong mental images. Huzzah for poetry!

anyone lived in a pretty how town with up so floating many bells down

"anyone lived in a pretty how town/with up so floating many bells down" by ee cummings, graphic by me

My favorite of the official National Poetry Month posters (though this poem reminds me of high school chemistry class, the teacher was a frustrated poet, I think, better that than a self-identified Prufrock) As usual, pictures are links to their sources.

2009 National Poetry Month Poster, from T.S. Eliot's "Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"

A favorite bit of Tolkien, via Pinterest (I want this luggage tag. A lot.)

Couldn't resist including the make-your-own magnetic poetry necklace--some of several styles and options, including earrings. I'm not sure whether this is weird or hilarious or brilliant. Maybe that means I've worked at an art museum too long? Available on Etsy from VitalMadness

Poem by ee cummings, artwork by Mae Chevrette

From the FreePeople blog, via Pinterest

Poetry by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (an old friend of mine), art by LetteraryPress (Etsy)

From "The Children's Hour" by Longfellow, pattern by Deborah Dick (Etsy)

poem by John Masefield, art by Mae Chevrette (Etsy)

"...This, and my heart, and all the fields,
And all the meadows wide." by Emily Dickinson, art by Brigida Swanson (Etsy)

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