Monday, January 7, 2013

For Real Toads: Open Link Escher

Puddle, by M.C. Escher, from



On the weekend, Kerry had us consider the work of Dutch surrealist M.C. Escher at the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads. She included a few of his paintings, and provided a link to more. I chose one for ekphrasis at the Sunday Mini-Challenge, posted another because it's a picture of a place we'll visit soon, and today I'm posting a third Escher work and the little poem it inspired for Open Link Monday at Real Toads.
And now for something really wonderful: Kerry has invited me to present a challenge or two for the members and contributors to Real Toads. I'm so excited I can hardly stand it. Maybe soon, maybe not. There's still that place in the second Escher picture I posted, and we'll be there before we know it.


At January 7, 2013 at 12:48 PM , Blogger Kerry O'Connor said...

I'm thrilled to see how Escher has really inspired you, Kay.
I'm looking forward to a challenge from you, but don't feel pressured. There are many Sundays in the year, so you let me know when it will suit.

At January 7, 2013 at 1:05 PM , Blogger Grace said...

Is it a picture challenge or a word list challenge ? Like that muddy puddle reflection ~

At January 7, 2013 at 3:50 PM , Blogger Peggy said...

I like this Kay--those Escher works were very inspiring to me as well. I had trouble choosing only one and so just wrote in general about the world he presented (though I did post a picture with the poem). And i think you visited my blog so thank you! I look forward to your prompt. I am going to try one as well.

At January 7, 2013 at 6:10 PM , Blogger Mary said...

Kay, I guess I am confused. Are the lists of words a poem?

At January 7, 2013 at 7:44 PM , Blogger Mystic_Mom said...

I love the works of Escher, and your poem is perfect! Thank you.

At January 8, 2013 at 8:11 AM , Blogger Mara said...

I love the photo of the little toad. Or is it a frog? Anyway, I love it!

At January 8, 2013 at 10:34 AM , Blogger Sherry Blue Sky said...

This poem is exactly like walking out to the barn these days! I look forward to your challenge, Kay. I bet it will be a doozy!

At January 8, 2013 at 12:18 PM , Blogger Daryl E said...


At January 8, 2013 at 12:41 PM , Blogger Laurie Kolp said...

I like this!

At January 9, 2013 at 5:43 AM , Blogger Jennifer A. Jilks said...

I attended an Escher exhibit in Ottawa. Can't remember when! I adored it.
You are wonderful doing your poetry. I've been getting lazy. It's a new year, and my cold has almost gone. There we go. Thanks for inspiring, as ever!
Cheers from Cottage Country!

At January 9, 2013 at 10:10 PM , Blogger Lily Hydrangea said...

I've always enjoyed Escher's work & now you have added something to it with your wonderful choice of words.
&...the Amalfi Coast??? where haven't you traveled?!

At January 9, 2013 at 10:53 PM , OpenID said...

i love the rhythm and flow of this, Kay!

happy new year!

At January 10, 2013 at 10:19 AM , Blogger Martha Z said...

I'd never seen this Escher image before, I like it. I like too your take on it.

At January 10, 2013 at 4:04 PM , Blogger Friko said...

A very interesting sequence, Kay.


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