Picture Poems

Picture Poems by Michael and Peter Benton

‘Captive Flesh’ for William Hogarth’s ‘The Graham Children’ and ‘The Three Musicians’ for Pablo Picasso’s ‘The Three Musicians’ – commissioned – published by Hodder & Stoughton

ISBN 0-340679875

Even better! These were commissioned poems. I was invited, along with famous poets such as U.A Fanthorpe, Gillian Clarke, Charles Causeley, to respond to a range of well-known paintings. I entered four and these two were chosen. Money changed hands too!

And I did use images to stimulate a poetic response from my pupils with success. Our brains are hardwired to see before we put what we think into words.

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