Saturday, April 30, 2011

451 and counting

i burn books
on cool mornings
to keep warm

flames lick the pages &
though the carcinogens
in the ink and your words
will probably kill me

i am pleased
the trees, folded
and bound to
your will and whim,
finally have their say

in smoke signals
climbing on the breeze
into the blue sky.

Written by my friend Brian Miller at Waystation One. 
I just had to make a drawing.
This will probably go in the new Sketchbook...


  1. woo hoo! love your interpretation, will go over and ammend my post to include a link i said the other day that he is barefoot makes this perfect to me...smiles.

  2. poem and illustration are stunning, both.

  3. Une très belle illustration pour honorer ce poème... Bisous

  4. Nice work~poem and illustration!

  5. You are both very talented.

  6. Ooh, that is so COOL! What a fantastic collaboration!

  7. thank you everyone for the wonderful comments and for those of you that came over to my place as well...just dropped a promotional piece on my page for this post as well as my poem for tera's sketchbook project....

  8. Wow, you and Brian with combined talents you can take over the world!!!

  9. Wow now this is really going to go to Brian's head
    But it is very much like he said
    Very Very well done pic
    Really shows him off quite slick
    Is that the dog that made him step in poo
    Least that brought him down a peg or two..LOL
    But again job well done
    Now I go back to my rhyming fun

  10. I hope you never stop! This is one of the best blogs I’ve ever read. You’ve got some mad skill here, man. I just hope that you don’t lose your style because you’re definitely one of the coolest bloggers out there. Please keep it up because the internet needs someone like you spreading the word.

  11. Wonderful depiction of the words Tera. Lovely in a painful sense.

  12. I especially love the sky-ceiling, tree-roof. So lovely.

  13. Oh my goodness this is soooo very cool! What a great illustration for brian's wonderful words!

  14. Just came over from Brian's page and wanted to tell you how much I love this piece. I'm always envious with people who have so much talent.

  15. Interesting that in the drawing, he is reading a book, and it tells me that he is a lover of books but necessity makes burning the books for warmth a sad thing.

  16. you guys both kick so much ass.

  17. I love this poem and I think your drawing is beautiful. I'm glad I found you.

  18. amazing poem and illustration.Love it.:-)

  19. what a talented artist you are!
    poem and illustration are perfect!

  20. Wow! Beautiful! Both the poem and the painting! They complement each other so! :)

  21. Absolutely Gorgeous, both Brian's poem and your drawing! Thanks so much for sharing this with us.

  22. Hello! Brian and Tera...
    Brian, your words are "beautiful"
    Tera, your painting is "beautiful"
    [Postscript: I was here earlier and didn't leave a comment I guess that I was in awe Of your painting compliment Brian's words and forgot to leave a comment.]
    Thanks, for sharing!
    DeeDee ;-D

  23. "I was here earlier and didn't leave a comment I guess that I was in awe Of your painting complimenting Brian's...

    Oops! I meant to say complimenting and being an artist I just wanted to return and take another look at your very detailed painting.[Note:If you enlarge the painting the young man is looking right in the viewer(s) eyes.]

    Tera,your blog is like a potpourri Of fun and interesting information too!

  24. I'm a "fan" of Brian's way with words. The picture and words together was the perfect combination.

  25. wow I am awed by Brian and I love that your art is so beautiful, what a lovely, collaboration, I've bookmarked you, you too will become of my favs :)

  26. I'm a fan of Brian' pleased he led me here. Your artwork is wonderful! Nice collaboration.

  27. I came on over from Waystation One to view the collaberation. It works! I like the idea of illustrated poetry. Nice job.

  28. brilliant response to Brian's amazing poetry.

  29. I think you and Brian have a book to publish! I'll by the first copy or ten!


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