Friday, September 19, 2008

Poetry Friday: Photo Meme and Comic Strips

Meme Rules:

Take a picture of yourself right now.
Don't change your clothes, don't fix your hair -- just take a picture.
Post that picture with NO editing.
Post these instructions with your picture.


Then I went all Top Model and tried to do "Tyra Eyes."

It's harder than it looks, I swear.

I gave up and went for Comic Book Me.

I like this one. A lot.
What's the big deal about being two-dimensional?

In case you've missed them, the Poetry Foundation is doing a series called "The Poem as Comic Strip." Here's the beginning of the poem they've chosen for #6:

by A.E. Stallings

Every night, we couldn’t sleep.
Our upstairs neighbors had to keep
Dropping something down the hall—
A barbell or a bowling ball,

And from the window by the bed,
Echoing inside my head,
Alley cats expended breath
In arias of love and death.

Read the rest (as a comic strip) here. Look for the link at the bottom of the introduction.

Graphics by Maui-born artist, R. Kikuo Johnson.
Or for the straight text by poet A.E. Stallings, here.

And if you have PhotoBooth on a Mac, I'd like to see a ComicBook version of YOU. Please.

Poetry Friday is hosted today by Author Amok.


  1. How fun! LOVE your Tyra eyes and comic strip pic.
    And the poem as comic strip was doodle-e-doo faboo!

  2. Oh do I LOVE that poem-comic!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE. Just the lift I needed!!!!

  3. I'm in!

    Boy, do I need sleep! The circles under my eyes are growing as we speak.

    Loved the poem, btw!

  4. Oh I love that poem-as-comic-strip series, but it's been so long since I've looked at them. Thanks for the reminder.

    And I like the comic-book you!

  5. Stay tuned for a comic book me. Hopefully with the two dimensions will come super powers as well!!!

  6. Hello! Your blog has been nominated for an "I *Heart* Your Blog" award by a fellow writer.

    Check out the post at Ellsworth's Journal.

    Candice Ransom

  7. hahahaha! you tried to "smile" with your eyes. you sort of look half loony, but still pretty. haha! love it!

  8. Okay, so I think for the smiling with your eyes, you need to press your eyebrows down and do all the "smiling" with your nose and upper cheeks. So you should feel like you have a giant ball of tension in the middle of your face. Which naturally means you are beautiful.

    I started working on my fake smile six years ago, after being horrified that I wasn't smiling in any of my wedding photos (whoops).


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