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.

    Liked by 1 person

  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.

    Liked by 1 person

  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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