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“I had to go to France to appreciate Iowa.” —Grant Wood

Goth Country billboard

Backstory
Gothic revival
A paint job

All the really good ideas I ever had came to me while I was milking a cow—Grant Wood

 

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“Instead of stubbornly attempting to use surrealism for purposes of subversion, it is necessary to try to make of surrealism something as solid, complete and classic as the works of museums”—Salvador Dali

Dali-ing 1

Dream vision
Inverts perception
Surreally

One day it will have to be officially admitted that what we have christened reality is an even greater illusion than the world of dreams—Salvador Dali

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“Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks”—Plutarch

 

 

Elevated Sense Poetry ESP

What sense peers
Into the darkness
Hears a light

Why should poetry have to make sense?—Charlie Chaplin

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“There’s no such thing as writer’s block. That was invented by people in California who couldn’t write”—Terry Pratchett

 

I write like I talk and I don’t get talker’s block—Seth Godin

Idle pen
Or empty ink well
Which came first

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“It is now life and not art that requires the willing suspension of disbelief.” —Lionel Trilling

Artists are low key astronauts. Instead of going to the moon, they sit back in their studio and make the moon

—Michael Bassey Johnson

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“You can tell a more over-the-top incredible story if you use a nonfiction form.” —Chuck Palahniuk

Rain Polish 1

All tales now wending
This one begins
In the alternate endings
Refreshed by rain

A story should have a beginning, a middle and an end, but not necessarily in that order

—Jean-Luc Godard

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“It is the difficult horses that have the most to give you.” —Lendon Gray

 

Skittish colts
Wobbling knobby knees
Jumping jocks

The wildest colts make the best horses

—Plutarch

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“With parody, you’re referencing and sending up a particular genre, and mostly your material is going to be taken out of that genre.” —Marlon Wayans

Too Real 1

Tapping lazily, but doggedly, the lovelorn poet composes a song in praise of his dream amour. To deliver it, though, he is demure: cowered by a muzzle like a dog’s, voice like a frog’s, moves like a bump on a log. Oh, for a way to extend his compliments to the one he adores, without rudely awakening her scorn!

I’d like to say that parody is a celebration of a person’s specific characteristics, as opposed to mockery

—Ana Gasteyer

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“Letter writing is the only device combining solitude with good company.” —Lord Byron

 

XOX 1

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oxoxo
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Words are but symbols for the relations of things to one another and to us; nowhere do they touch upon absolute truth

—Friedrich Nietzsche

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“If you want to hear the distant voice of the ocean put your ear to the distant lips of a seashell.” —Curtis Tyrone Jones

It's a Beach 1

sand pirates with shovels and pails
excavate tidal pools
capturing waves of wayward whales
soft hermit crabs in shells of snails
urchins on break from schools

One cannot collect all the beautiful shells on the beach. One can collect only a few, and they are more beautiful if they are few

—Anne Morrow Lindbergh

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