EN3246   Literature and the Other Arts: Poetry and Painting

Rajeev S. Patke

Image/Poem pairs  (2)

(as in the Benton book: reproduced below, strictly for class use only, since the book is out of print.)



Edward Degas, Ballet Rehearsal, 1878, and related poem by Julie O'Callaghan: Benton, 12.



L.S. Lowry, A Fight, 1935, and related poem by Valerie Bird, Benton: 16.



Atkinson Grimshaw, Liverpool Docks By Moonlight, (Liverpool), and related poem by Valerie Bird, Benton: 17.




 Giorgio de Chiricio, The Uncertainty of the Poet, 1913 and related poem by Wendy Cope, Benton: 40-41.


 The Uncertainty of the Poet


Wendy Cope


I am a poet.

I am very fond of bananas.


I am bananas.

I am very fond of a poet.


I am a poet of bananas.

I am very fond,


A fond poet of 'I am, I am'-

Very bananas,


Fond of 'Am I bananas?

Am I?' - a very poet.


Bananas of a poet!

Am I fond? Am I very?


Poet bananas! I am.

I am very fond of a 'very'.


I am of very fond bananas.

Am I a poet?


A type of Joan Miro painting & a related poem by Moniza Alvi:  Benton: 42-43.




Paul Nash, Totes Meer (Dead Sea), and related by by Anna Adams : Benton, 46-47.






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