Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Take that Mr.Prufrock!

This may be my favorite art journal page from this month, and it comes from a very unlikely source. This semester in A.P. English, my daughter Clara studied the poem, "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" by T.S. Eliot. I helped her analyze and understand the poem and one line stuck with me, the saddest line in the poem to me - "I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each. I do not think they will sing to me." 
As this page came together, I thought about the poem and the mermaids. And I changed the journaling to read: "I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each. And I know they will sing to you." It is, not surprisingly, a message to my teenage daughter. 
As my month long revisit of art journaling comes to an end, I hope that I continue to hear the mermaids singing to me. And I hope that they sing to you. 

10 comments:

Karen said...

This might be my favorite, too! I just love the way you've created the backgrounds and the beautiful colors. Good change to the poem, as well!

scrappyjacky said...

What a lovely page...and change to the poem.

Karen said...

I always love your art and this one certainly doesn't disappoint. Such beautiful colours.

Sian said...

It's a beautiful page.

That's an interesting poem for the class to be studying

Jennifer Grace said...

What a lovely page, I like the warm glow behind the mermaid. And I like how you changed the poem! x

Gallery Juana said...

It's been a long time since I read this amazing poem. And now I am eager to revisit the poem after seeing your journal page. Beautiful journal page and I like how you changed the mermaid quote. That's what I love about journal pages: they get right down to the heart of the matter.

Thanks for letting me know one of my cards arrived. I am glad to have discovered your blog!

Becky said...

Beautiful page. Penny did this poem as part of her degree and wrote a fantastic short story based on its. Your page would make a good illustration!

alexa said...

What a wonderful layered background you have created here - so full of warmth and promise. Isn't that such a mournful line of TS Eliot's ... glad to read a more optimistic one!

Alison said...

I much prefer your version of that line xx

Gail said...

A lovely page and like Alison I much prefer you version.