Homo Sapiens


June 6, 2017 by petrujviljoen

artist book  




in the fold of the middle

at the back of the … ŤÊЖt  …


When on(c)e

Ǒħ! good advice – just start! … {in the miÐdle} …

of the mudÐle of the puddle

  • To get beyond. and on. so – A Beg(in)n(in)g,


{A Storm,}


has to subside, so speak


© Petru J Viljoen

14 May 2015 (edited and shortened for Quadrille at Dverse Poets 6 June 2017) It was published in an artist’s book, May 2015.

17 thoughts on “Homo Sapiens

  1. julespaige says:

    Interesting to use symbols. I like it.

  2. Jana H White says:

    wonderful book Petru..and playful in the best sense of “playful serious”. Love it!

  3. susanmehr says:

    Words of inspiration written in a beautiful way. Beautifully written.

  4. Smart idea to edit an existing poem to fit the form. Fun wordplay.

  5. I loved just looking at the way the words appear, without thinking of what they mean.

  6. Love not just the play with words but also with chäråctérs

  7. Sumana Roy says:

    a fun write 🙂

  8. whimsygizmo says:

    What a fun, creative piece this is. I simple LOVE “in the middle of the muddle of the puddle.” Such amazing sound bump in that.

  9. frankhubeny says:

    I liked your use of stormy text to show that this has to subside to make sense out of it. I wonder if all text is a kind of storm that we calm by making sense out of it.

  10. I love your play with words, even though I have to work at it. A different kind of graphic poetry for me that is interesting and rewarding. Makes me rethink language.

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