Unique Artist Book & Aleatory Poem


December 2, 2015 by petrujviljoen

Imaginary Garden with Real Toads invites poetry contributions. I used aleatory poetry, lines taken from a Iris Murdoch novel that fell apart as I was reading it. I chose sentences describing the landscape and arranged it so to form a poem.

art book poem copy (1500x1125).jpg


Please visit Toads to read the others’ poetry.


21 thoughts on “Unique Artist Book & Aleatory Poem

  1. Rommy says:

    The words and arrangement are both beautiful

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Jim says:

    Darn Moon, blotting out that vision before I could see it. It sounded fast moving,
    Poor Jay, caught in the fury.
    When I compose and post a ‘spine poem, made of a stack of books, I type the words below the picture for my readers ease. I couldn’t read yours so I did, with my iPad, a screen snap pic and then stretched the picture out for me to have a large print read.
    Nice composure.
    Thank you for visiting and for your nice comment. Cheers,


  3. The image is beautiful and the words are a little hard to read, but I got them.. it’s amazing what an element of randomness can give.. I like the how the brain is wired to try to find those little connection..


  4. Marian says:

    Love it! Truly wonderful. Bravo!!


  5. Marian says:

    That looks really beautiful but my old eyes can’t read the type 😦


  6. This is visually beautiful, but the type is too small for me to read it. So sorry.


  7. This is absolutely stunning.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material or any part of this material without express and written permission from myself is strictly prohibited.


Join 482 other followers

Artist Statement or rationale or why do I do what I do



I make art, I read a lot and I'm now trying to write as well. Otherwise I belong to a cat by the name of Charlie that drives me nuts sometimes and other times makes me melt with love for her.

Personal Links

View Full Profile →

%d bloggers like this: