Scrapbook Construction

Scrapbook Construction

The spring’s young plum leaves
draw the air slowly
through the afternoon.

A field of forget-me-nots with
a blackberry bush border,
brushes the east side of the cabin.

And a little girl so seriously four,
lecturing the old dog sternly,
on why he shouldn’t lick the glue.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Process Notes:
“I’m a 70 year old recluse living in the Santa Cruz Mountains. I’m not sure why I do anything? I’ve been thinking about animating poetry since forever ago.
This particular piece started out as a word portrait of my daughter. I only knew I wanted to augment the depth of time and looked for a way to accomplish that with the toon.”

Bio:
Beau has spent years learning software tools, while writing poetry, and doing sound recording and singing. Beau Blue has been making animated poetry films since 2002. He calls himself a reclusive cartoonist for good reason. He is.
He has done animations of Robert Bly, Robert Sward, Robinson Jeffers, Ted Kooser, Kim Addonizio, Morton Marcus and many, many others.

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