Two years ago, I asked some of my friends to send me one word describing their life at that moment. The response was varied with emotions ranging from excitement to loss and despair. These words inspired me to try and capture the stories of the women in my life and this experiment evolved into a small collection of poetry. The poems were abandoned for over a year when a new idea occurred to me… My sister’s an extremely talented artist and I’ve always admired her ability to catch a moment or emotion with her art. We’d been talking about collaborating on a project, so I sent her some of these poems and she worked on illustrations to accompany them. Her illustrations developed and shaped the stories in a completely new way, which allowed me to reduce the poems to their bare essence.
Here are the first results of our fun collaboration! We’re excited to share these with you and we hope you enjoy them as much as we enjoyed creating them.
she left gravity behind
then shrugged it off
as something redundant
the grass softly pleaded:
don’t you dare
with a lion’s heart
she strides into the unknown
with a lamb’s heart
she stands before the door
into her forehead
for all to see
by two fissures
Thanks for reading! For more poetry, try Lost in London.
6 thoughts on “Pictures & Poems – When sisters collaborate”
Excellent Chantelle and Michelle – Proud of you!
Thank you 🙂
Awakened my heart and mind….
Beautiful you two…..
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