Saturday, January 1, 2011

Day 724 (Tidbits)

Hey, be sure to read the Day 724 entry on Blake Hall's THE 800 DAYS blog right to the end, okay? There's an important message placed last on the post!

First a definition - so you'll understand the dedication of the poems Blake presents on Day 724...

  • art consisting of a painting on three panels - often an altarpiece with three panels hinged together
  • anything in three parts or leaves
  • a writing tablet in 3 parts, whereby 2 parts fold over the center/middle section

Hence, the poems, dedicated to Blake's friend Magnoliazz, are a set of three!

Now, since poems take a lot out of me (emotional connections) and I explicated a portion of poetry in the last post, I'm just going to chill today and let readers go interpret the Triptych pieces dedicated to Magnoliazz themselves. Once I am caught up with Blake to within a day or two behind his posts, I will definitely be delving back into all the poetry I missed commenting on...

A few tips before I go:

Triptych pieces are best read SLOWLY

       S     L     O     W     L     Y

Set aside time to break in between poems - however - not a break where you jump up, go grab a drink or lunch, do an errand, then come back to read the other pieces...

A break whereby you stop reading, let the first poem settle in, derive some meaning from it - then take a few breaths and prepare to shift perception for the next piece. There may or may not be (usually but not always) two neat segues, however, poems intended as triptychs will definitely connect as a whole once all three parts are read. Often one of the pieces within a triptych will not even be from the same narrator point of view, and the little break - two times - between content sets helps your mind stay very functional if there are extreme changes in points of view between poems.

Just thought I'd add some quick tips 'cos some people see a "set" of poems and get a bit intimidated by more than one poem at once...

The TRIPTICH poetry on Day 724 is associated with Monday December 27 2010.

1 comment:

  1. I thought tryptichs were best read with your third eye. My mistake.