Poetic Plagiarism–dVerse Poets Pub

Pablo Picasso, Le guitariste, 1910, oil on can...

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Poetic Plagiarism

Verbal cubism:
Deconstructing reality,
Finding Picasso.

This is in response to a prompt from emmett wheatfield for dVerse Poets Pub in which he asks us to write a poem about poetry. Cubism in visual art is about deconstruction of objects into their basic shapes. As I see it, poets deconstruct the obvious, but instead of paints or collage, we use words.

Come on over to the Pub and read emmet’s article and some poems about poetry. http://dversepoets.com We’re serving up good stuff 24/7!


30 thoughts on “Poetic Plagiarism–dVerse Poets Pub

  1. Jamie Dedes says:

    Ditto that. A fine haiku. This is a most enjoyable post and the challenge intriguing.


  2. Brilliant.

    Anna :o]


  3. To all my poet friends on blogger…I read and commented on your poems but blogger rejected most of them. Just know I enjoyed your work a lot. If any of you know what to do to correct this, it would be great. A few did go through, but when I looked back this morning, most didn’t.


  4. Brilliant one Victoria.. and dverse poets Pub is rocking.. Happy Weekend..

    Someone is Special


  5. souldipper says:

    Victoria, you know I am not a poet, but I really appreciate your unique and creative perceptions and expressiveness.


  6. I love this in so many ways! Brilliant.


  7. Patti says:

    So true, Victoria. Well said. And art writers create is as varied as that of those who use color and shape in ways other than words.


  8. laurie kolp says:

    Victoria- Love your unique spin on the prompt!


  9. short and simply speaks.. great write.


  10. Really creative here, eh? Excellent and Artistic!


  11. Gay says:

    Well captured in 5/7/5 – deconstruction and reconstitution is summed up so well here..but as Picasso said, to see “new”, to paint in a style, you first must learn to paint a cow that looks like a cow, then you can deconstruct the cow. Thanks, Gay


  12. brian says:

    nice..yes i think this captures much of what it means to write, breaking life downand finding the art within…nice spin on it victoria…


  13. You did find Picasso. He painted that in 1910. It’s called “Le Guitarste.” The art really fits your poem as it evokes staccato rhythms of music w/ passionate guitar playing. And its lines move away from figuration to abstract. Verbal cubism indeed and presenting reality in a deconstructionist way. Excellent write and art combo. Top notch.


    • I thought of you when I wrote this, Henry. I know you appreciate cubism. Picasso had a thing for guitars, I believe. We had one of his last year at the museum here in Nevada. The title was something like Fruit and Music (sorry, my memory isn’t that good for some things). The guitar was a prominent object and one thing the school children homed in on when I toured them.


  14. Finding Picasso is going to be a movie one of these days.


  15. vivinfrance says:

    Victoria, this little one is a masterpiece.


  16. siggiofmaine says:

    Absolutely love it !
    ☮ ♥ Siggi in Downeast Maine


  17. claudia says:

    ..Deconstructing reality…love your approach here victoria…deconstructing and putting it together in a different way…this is what i LOVE about poetry….think i wanted to do this all my life but never knew how until i discovered poetry…thanks for this victoria and good to have you back


  18. Very nice word choice 🙂 “verbal cubism” I’m going to have to find a way to work that into a conversation tomorrow, lol


  19. Love this. Short and says it all.


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