Index Poem – NaPoWriMo 2016 – Day 12 – Index Poem


Index Poem – Sketches – White Spaces

Abstraction, after image, broken line
Cartoons, cave-paintings, circular

Cityscapes, cubism, edges
Egyptian, Ernst, fractals

Gestalt, heraldry, infants
Kipling, language, latin, Legros

Lights, Lindaman, line
Ludwig, Marks, Milne

Memory, drawing from
Modified, painterly, Ornstein, R.E.

Picture-plate, politics, primitive art
Pure line, navigation, Rodin

Rossetti, Rubens, Salk
Self-express, second-guessing, still lifes

Scribbling, stuttering, sketches
Thurber, Trukese, value

Van Gough, volume, Vogel
View finder, Verity, Woman Mourning

White spaces, Woman in a Hat,
Ying and Yang, Young Woman –

In White, Red Background
Sighting of angles,

Lights and shadows,
in handwriting, Zen

Benita H. Kape © 12.4.2016

Gathered from the index pages of The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards.


Today, I challenge you to write your own index poem. You could start with found language from an actual index, or you could invent an index, somewhat in the style of this poem by Thomas Brendler.