‘The 100’ #27 – Bookworm…

Bookworm… – by clinock. 10″ x 12.5″. Acrylic, photocopies, Letraset; on paper.

“A moth, I thought, munching a word.
How marvelously weird! a worm
Digesting a man’s sayings —
A sneak thief nibbling in the shadows
At the shape of a poet’s thunderous phrases —
How unutterably strange!
And the pilfering parasite none the wiser
For the words he has swallowed.”

The Bookworm.   (Anonymous old English poem).

‘The 100′ series was initiated by my 100th Post in April 2012. As text and images are the essence of my blog my intention is to present 100 pieces of textual art from historical and contemporary artists and from my own hand. To view the series to date click on ‘The 100’ in my Category Menu.



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14 thoughts on “‘The 100’ #27 – Bookworm…

    1. And thank you again – Are you out there draped in bunting, drinking champagne, eating cucumber sandwiches and waving the Jack for Queenie this weekend?

  1. Great combination – love the poem and the painting. very tidy chewing but that worm still couldn’t undo the landscape. Another look at eating one’s words.

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